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An interactive powerpoint on spiders

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  1. 1. Kelly Schadt ED205-05 Interactive PowerPoint On Spiders!
  2. 2. SPIDERS! <ul><li>All spiders have 2 body parts and 8 legs. They belong to the arachnid family. Spiders are not a part of the insect family – insects have 3 body parts and 6 legs. Click on any of the areas below that you would like to learn more about! </li></ul><ul><li>Venomous Spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Venomous Spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Diet and Eating Habits of Spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Predators of Spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat of Spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Facts </li></ul>QUIT
  3. 3. Venomous Spiders Most spiders are venomous, but that does not mean they are deadly to humans, although some can be. Their venom is typically used to help them catch their prey and bites to humans are usually treatable. Click on the venomous spiders below for more information about them! <ul><li>The Black Widow </li></ul><ul><li>The Funnel Web Spider </li></ul><ul><li>The Brown Recluse </li></ul><ul><li>The Wolf Spider </li></ul>QUIT
  4. 4. Non-Venomous Spiders Most spiders are at least somewhat venomous and there are only a few that are not. Click on the non-venomous spiders below for more information about them! <ul><li>The Camel Spider </li></ul><ul><li>The Hackled Orb-Weaver </li></ul>QUIT
  5. 5. What and How Do Spiders Eat? <ul><li>Most spiders eat insects, although some eat other spiders, minnows, birds, or small rodents. </li></ul><ul><li>Some spiders use webs to catch their prey. Once an insect lands on their sticky web, it cannot get free and the spider will come to get it. </li></ul><ul><li>Many spiders blend into their background so that they can capture a meal without being seen! </li></ul><ul><li>Spiders use fangs to bite their prey and inject their venom to paralyze them. Then they either eat them or wrap them in a cocoon to save them for later. </li></ul>QUIT
  6. 6. What Eats Spiders? <ul><li>Usually birds, wasps, frogs and scorpions eat spiders. </li></ul><ul><li>Some other predators of spiders include lizards, cats, birds, small animals, and even other spiders! </li></ul><ul><li>Humans have been known to eat spiders also! </li></ul>QUIT
  7. 7. Where Do Spiders Live? <ul><li>Spiders live just about anywhere. They can be found in all regions of the earth, except for in the polar regions, the highest mountaintops, and the oceans. </li></ul><ul><li>Spiders can make their homes just about anywhere, including inside human’s homes! </li></ul>QUIT
  8. 8. Fun Facts About Spiders <ul><li>Webbing is considered to be the strongest organic chemical substance on Earth! </li></ul><ul><li>Baby spiders travel by ballooning, where they release a small thread and float on the wind! </li></ul><ul><li>Jumping spiders can jump up to 40 times their own body length - this would be like you jumping to the top of a 16 story building! </li></ul><ul><li>The female spider is usually much larger than the male! </li></ul>QUIT
  9. 9. The Black Widow (venomous) <ul><li>Black Widow Facts </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 inches in length </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan is 1-3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Live in temperate regions around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Most venomous spider in North America (venom is 15x stronger than a rattlesnakes!) </li></ul><ul><li>Bites cause muscle aches, nausea, and difficulty breathing, but are typically only fatal for infants and the elderly </li></ul>QUIT
  10. 10. The Funnel-Web Spider (venomous) <ul><li>Facts about the funnel-web spider </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 to 5 centimeters in length </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan up to 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Live along the coast, mountainous regions, rainforests, forests, high altitudes and snow country </li></ul><ul><li>Live in silk-lined burrows </li></ul><ul><li>Bites are very dangerous and have resulted in death </li></ul>QUIT
  11. 11. The Brown Recluse (venomous) <ul><li>Facts about the brown recluse </li></ul><ul><li>¼ to ½ inch in length </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan about 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found in southern and Midwestern states </li></ul><ul><li>Its bite can be very dangerous, but usually not deadly, causing sickness, skin lesions and permanent scarring </li></ul><ul><li>A female can lay up to 300 legs in her lifetime! </li></ul>QUIT
  12. 12. The Wolf Spider (venomous) <ul><li>Facts about the wolf spider </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 inches in length </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan of about 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found in woods, open grasslands, and along rivers or streams </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of a wolf spider bite are mild, with the symptoms including pain, nausea, swelling and itching, and headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Does not make webs! </li></ul>QUIT
  13. 13. The Camel Spider (non-venomous) <ul><li>Facts about the camel spider </li></ul><ul><li>6 inches in length </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan less than 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Live in the desert </li></ul><ul><li>Have a painful bite, but are not deadly to humans </li></ul><ul><li>Can run up to 10 miles per hour! </li></ul>QUIT
  14. 14. The Hackled Orb-Weaver (non-venomous) <ul><li>Facts about the hackled orb-weaver </li></ul><ul><li>1/16 to 3/8 of an inch in length </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan about 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found all across the country </li></ul><ul><li>They can make webs that measure 10-30 inches across! </li></ul>QUIT
  15. 15. About the Author <ul><li>My name is Kelly Schadt, and I am an education student at Grand Valley State University. I will be graduating in one year and would love to find a job teaching second grade. Some of my interests are camping, boating, movies, taking walks with my dog Sadie, and pretty much anything else that can be done outside. I chose to do this slideshow about spiders because I really don’t like them, but I am extremely fascinated by them! </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to email Kelly </li></ul>QUIT
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