|NYS Content Area Standard
ELA 1. Language for Information & Understanding
Health, PE, Home & Careers
MST 4. Science
|Title: Spider Webs of the Adirondacks
Grade Level: 2nd Grade
Author: Doreen Wilkins, Tupper Lake CSD
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area
___ Natural History
___ Human History
___ Culture & the Arts
___ Government & Civics
___ Health, Recreation & Life Skills
Investigative Question or Issue: What kind of spider
webs are in the Adirondacks?
walk on the Nature Trail to discover different spider webs. Observe
spider webs at home. Record your observations in a journal. You
should have at least 3 observations.
Illustrate the spider web and the spider (if
Where was the spider found?
What was the spider doing?
Was there anything stuck to the web?
What was it doing?
What kind of web was it? (orb, triangle,
funnel, or cobweb
In a small group, read about spider webs.
With the entire class, go to web sites that show spider webs and the
process of making webs.
Discuss with the class how spider webs are made and the types of spider
Choose one of the webs in your journal and make a poster.
Recreate the spider web in yarn. Write your
observations on the poster.
Adapted for the Adirondack
Curriculum Project from
the work of Education By Design TM and Leading EDGE, LLC
students will observe spider webs on the Nature Trail, on the school
grounds, and at home.
Individually, students will record their observations in
journals. The following information will be included:
*illustraton of the spider web and the spider
*location of the web
*what the spider was doing when observed
*what was stuck in the web
*what kind of web it appeared to be (orb,
triangle, cobweb, or funnel
Students will divide into groups of 3-4 and read nonfiction books to
learn about spider webs.
The entire class will go to the computer room and log in on sites that
show types of spider webs and the process of making spider webs.
Students will participate in a class discussion on web making and types
of spider webs.
Students will choose a page from their journal to make a poster.
The spider web will be reproduced in yarn. Important information
will be included on the poster. The information will be written
in complete sentences.