St Clares Primary School

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Spiders in our classroom! October 26th

In October we learned about the types of spiders that are found in Ireland.

To take a closer look on Thursday 26th October we set out in groups of three and four to look and capture a spider in a glass jar. Once we caught them, we brought them inside to conduct a few experiments. It was great because nearly every group brought in a different spider. The next step was to identify your spider Р was it a house spider, a zebra spider, Or was it even an Orb Web spider???

We found that some spiders like the dark and preferred dark corners rather than the open bright spaces, some spiders could even detach their legs from their bodies to make themselves out to be dead.

This page was created by Emer F and Susan A on the 27th October 2017