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Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: Spiders! Scary or Nice?
Lesson 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
Lesson 3: Spiders Catch Prey
Lesson 4: The Spider's Life Cycle
Lesson 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
Lesson 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
Lesson 7: Now We Know Spiders!
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Spiders - Lesson Focus

LESSON 1: Spiders ! Scary or Nice?
    BIG IDEAS: Humans often do not understand spiders because spiders look scary. Counting and graphs help us show information.
LESSON 2: Spiders Have Special Characteristics
    BIG IDEAS: Spiders are animals that look like insects but are not, because spiders have 8 legs and 2 body parts. We can order numbers by using the idea of "one more than."

LESSON 3: Spiders Catch Prey
    BIG IDEAS: Spiders catch and eat their prey and are also caught and eaten by their enemies.

LESSON 4: Spiders Are Special
    BIG IDEAS: Spiders have a life cycle, and reproduce by laying many eggs. We can count by 1s, 2s, 5s or as many as we want.

LESSON 5: Spiders Have Natural Enemies
    BIG IDEAS: Spiders protect themselves from their natural enemies. A spider's web makes many paths.

LESSON 6: Spiders Live Everywhere
    BIG IDEAS: We can find spiders everywhere in the world because they have adapted themselves to living in different environments.
LESSON 7: Now We Know Spiders!
    BIG IDEAS: Knowing about spiders helps us appreciate them. Information helps us make guesses.

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