We will discuss the body parts of spiders/tarantulas versus an insect and similarities and differences. We will also discuss Old World tarantulas versus New World tarantulas and talk about their defenses: fleeing, urticating hairs etc. Students will get to see a real, live tarantula up close and maybe another if time permits. If time permits we can discuss/see other arachnids or poison and venom depending on where the students take the class.
Identify the body parts of a spider and insect. Recall some defenses of tarantulas.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Sometimes evolution of body parts comes up. I use real tarantulas during the lesson.