Waterville Kindergarten

Literate About Biodiversity of the Waterville Plateau

Kindergarten Arachnologist

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We study adult and baby spiders in our classroom

spider drawing

Scientific Questions:

Spiders of Waterville

There are many 58 predicted species of spiders in Waterville and we like them all!

We brought lots of spiders into our classroom to learn about them.

These are things we have observed:

  • Spiders stay still while they eat their fly. - Jocelyn
  • Boy spiders have little balls on the end of their antennae. - Anita
  • Spiders can jump - they are called "jumping spiders." - Riley baby spiders
  • Spiders shed their skin. - Kayden
  • They make egg sacs and lay eggs. - Ally
  • Some spiders can climb up walls. - Dominic
  • Some spiders make straight webs and some spiders make circle webs. - Dominic
  • Some spiders walk really fast. - Kristen
  • Their food makes them grow - Kristen
  • Some spiders wrap their food and some just eat their food. - Leah
  • Egg sacs can be round like a ball or flat. - Gamon


Arachnologist = One who is versed in, or studies, arachnology.

Arachnid = Any of various arthropods of the class Arachnida, such as spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, characterized by four pairs of segmented legs and a body that is divided into two regions, the cephalothorax and the abdomen.


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