Activity

Spider camouflage

Summary
Show how spiders hide in their environment, by placing spider images against images of their habitat.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Materials
  • wolf spider image cut out around the spider
  • tree bark image, similarly-coloured to wolf spider
  • house spider image, cut out around the spider
  • wooden plank image, similarly-coloured to house spider
  • crab spider image, cut out around the spider
  • yellow dandelion image, similarly-coloured to crab spider
Procedure

Some spiders are camouflaged to hide from predators.
Hide each spider in its habitat: lay the spider over each habitat and find where it is best camouflaged.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7
Teaching site
Science World