Difference between a Spider and an Insect, "Little Miss Muffet Learns About Spiders
Little Miss Muffet Learns the difference between a spider and an insect. Your student will too!
Using the familiar Mother Goose rhyme, students will read and discover important scientific facts about how insects are different from spiders. They will be on their way to becoming an entomologist and an arachnologist. This printable guided reading book and PowerPoint Show will help students learn to read too. They will be able to recite a fun rhyming text while tracking each word.
This resource includes a printable guided reading book and a PowerPoint Show to use on a computer screen, TV, or interactive whiteboard. The book includes beautiful full-color illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator, Dawn Stephens.
Let's start with the basics. First, spiders are not insects. Insects have six legs. However, spiders have eight legs. Therefore, spiders are what is known as an arachnid. Almost all arachnids have eight legs.
The dictionary says that Arachnida is a class of arthropods that includes spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. They have become adapted for terrestrial life and possess both lungs and tracheae, and many have silk or poison glands.
Therefore, arachnids are arthropods and invertebrates just as insects. Likewise, they have an exoskeleton which means they do not have any bones. However, arachnids are a different animal group than insects. Spiders, scorpions, and dust mites are all in the arachnid family. Arachnids have four pairs of legs and do not have antennas or wings. They have a pair of clamps near their mouth called chelicerae that they use to hold their prey. Likewise, they are carnivores and feed on insects, other arachnids, and sometimes even small mammals.
Arachnids also have only two sections in their body. An abdomen and a cephalothorax. In contrast, insects have three body parts.
Spiders are Arachnids
Spiders are the most common arachnids. Most of them are venomous but only a few are dangersou to humans. They are fasniating creatures and an important part of our ecosystem. Having a spide around can help illiminate mosiquitos and other troublesome insects from your yard.
Here is a short youtube video too.
We explore five specific ways that make a spider different from an insect in this blog.
Little Miss Muffet learns the difference between an insect and a spider
Little Miss Muffet sits on the tuffet to see if the spider returns. She has studied books and observed her surroundings and therefore knows specific details about spiders and insects. Consequently, this new knowledge helps her overcome her fear of spiders and she is anxious to share it with the spider in the story.
Students will read and discover important scientific facts about the difference between a spider and an insect in this printable guided reading book and PowerPoint ebook that uses the familiar Mother Goose rhyme of Little Miss Muffet. Children will be on their way to becoming an entomologist and an arachnologist through this memorable book. Moreover, this creative resource will help students learn to read. They will be able to recite a fun rhyming text while tracking each word.