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Eight Legged Fantastic!

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Language Arts And English +3 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring spiders. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about spiders and arachnids as well as listen to the read aloud Sophia's Masterpiece. Families can  watch science videos and read articles about spiders and scorpions. They can also explore art inspired by spiders and Spiderman the superhero. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

What is an Arthropod?

Smithsonian Education

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Yes, Spiders Eat Spiders

Smithsonian Channel

Spiderweb and Cornstarch "Duster"

National Museum of Natural History

Introducing the Tarantula

Smithsonian Education

Spider Cage, Experiment ED52, Skylab 3

National Air and Space Museum

Spider, "Arabella," Skylab 3

National Air and Space Museum

Spider Inspired Art

Ellen Rogers

Boat seat with spider web design from Ecuador

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Spider

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Spiders, from Lettered Creatures

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Spiderwebs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Untitled (Spiderweb and Daisies)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Screen

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Arachne

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bag with spider and spiderweb design

National Museum of the American Indian

Plate with avanyu and spiderweb design

National Museum of the American Indian

Pieced Treaty: Spider's Web Treaty Basket

National Museum of the American Indian

Cast Of Engraved Gems

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Spiderman

Ellen Rogers

Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #51

National Museum of American History

Scorpions

Ellen Rogers

Emperor Scorpion

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Tailless Whip Scorpion

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Scorpion vs. Centipede

Smithsonian Channel

Giant Hairy Scorpion

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Brown Water Scorpion

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Scorpiones

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Scorpion Art

Ellen Rogers

Scorpion Scarab

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Scorpion basket

National Museum of the American Indian

Scorpion

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Scorpion brooch/pin

National Museum of the American Indian

Vessel in the form of a scorpion

National Museum of the American Indian

Mola

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Stamp/Stamping tool with scorpion or crab design

National Museum of the American Indian

Going Further

Ellen Rogers