By Emily PlevritisGrade 4Mrs. Schwartz’s classSPIDERS!!
TABLE OF CONTENTS What are spiders?....................................page 3 Is that a big hairy spider?..................
WHAT ARE SPIDERS?   Spiders belong to a group called arachnids. Arachnids are    creatures with 2 body segments: 8 legs, ...
IS THAT A BIG HAIRY SPIDER?   If you see a big spider that is hairy, it is a spider;    but most people call it a tarantu...
WHAT DO SPIDERS EAT?   Spiders may eat a lot of things and I will tell you    them. Spiders eat small    fish, butterflie...
OTHER FUN FACTS!!   Baby spiders are called spiderlings.   Spiderlings use silk to travel along air currents, this is ca...
GLOSSARY Arachnids are creatures with 2 body segments. An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an  exoskeleton (ex...
INDEXArachnids................................................                                                   page 3Art...
TO FIND OUT MORE Brain Pop.com Brain Pop Jr.com Hamtwoslices.net/spiders.htm Books         THANK            YOU!!!
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  1. 1. By Emily PlevritisGrade 4Mrs. Schwartz’s classSPIDERS!!
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS What are spiders?....................................page 3 Is that a big hairy spider?........................page 4 What do spiders eat?...............................page 5 Other facts………………………………….……..page 6 Glossary…………………………………….………page 7 Index………………………………………….……..page 8 To find out more………………………….…..…page 9
  3. 3. WHAT ARE SPIDERS? Spiders belong to a group called arachnids. Arachnids are creatures with 2 body segments: 8 legs, no wings, no antennae, and are not able to chew. Arachnids belong to a group called arthropods. There are more than 30,000 different types of spiders. Spiders even eat other spiders! Spiders have 2 body segments; the front is called the cephalothorax, the spider’s fangs, eyes, mouth, stomach, brain, the glands where the poison is made, and the legs are on this part of the body. The second part or the back of the body, is called the abdomen. On the back of the abdomen, there are these things called spinnerets. The spinnerets produce the silk that spiders use to make the spider webs you usually see in your yard.
  4. 4. IS THAT A BIG HAIRY SPIDER? If you see a big spider that is hairy, it is a spider; but most people call it a tarantula. A tarantula is a very close relative to a spider. A tarantula is way bigger than a spider, in fact some tarantulas are even the size of dinner plates! This might be a little scary; tarantulas have been known to bite humans.
  5. 5. WHAT DO SPIDERS EAT? Spiders may eat a lot of things and I will tell you them. Spiders eat small fish, butterflies, flies, and many other insects. But now I will tell you what tarantulas eat; small fish, frogs, spiders, little birds, flies, and many other insects.
  6. 6. OTHER FUN FACTS!! Baby spiders are called spiderlings. Spiderlings use silk to travel along air currents, this is called ballooning. A spider’s web is very sticky; that is how they catch insects. A spider’s body is covered in an oil to keep it from sticking to it’s own web. Some tarantulas dig holes in the ground, spin webs all around in there, and live there. Some people think a ‘Daddy Long Legs’ is a spider; but it is not.
  7. 7. GLOSSARY Arachnids are creatures with 2 body segments. An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. The cephalothorax is the united head and thorax of an arachnid or higher crustacean. Spinnerets are organs located on the abdomen of the spider from which spider web silk is made. A tarantula any of several big hairy spiders of the family Theraphosidae, it has a very painful but not poisonous bite.
  8. 8. INDEXArachnids................................................ page 3Arthropod................................................ page 3Cephalothorax........................................ page 3Spinnerets……………………………………….. page 3Abdomen.................................................
  9. 9. TO FIND OUT MORE Brain Pop.com Brain Pop Jr.com Hamtwoslices.net/spiders.htm Books THANK YOU!!!

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