Science & Nature
Tarantulas and their Defenses-with live tarantulas!
Students will learn body parts and the different defensive strategies of tarantulas.
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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.
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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.
Kim AnicitoFormer zookeeper and educator
125 total reviews
166 completed classes
I am a former zookeeper and educator for over 10 years. I have taught all grade levels, scouts, adults, homeschool and other special interest groups. I currently teach mostly bug-based classes as Kim’s Critter Classes for homeschool and scout...