Tell Me Why Spiders Weave Webs

Tell Me Why Spiders Weave Webs

Katie Marsico

Language: English

Pages: 28

ISBN: 2:00366395

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Young children are naturally curious about animals. Spiders Weave Webs offers answers to their most compelling questions about why spiderwebs. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.


















for the web. It then spins threads that stretch between the frame and points within the area it surrounds. Some of the threads are smooth, while others are sticky. 12 Make a GUESS! Are you able to guess why some of the threads in a spider web need to be sticky? see, are usually too thin to b we er id sp a of ds an The str ps covering it. but this one has dewdro 13 n o i t a u t i S y k c i t S A Bella found herself stuck on the word sticky. Suddenly, she began to understand how spiders use

their webs to trap prey! Insects and other small animals become caught in the sticky threads. Afterward, they struggle to free themselves. This motion causes the web to vibrate. The spider senses these vibrations. They provide information about where the prey is located within the web. But now Bella was curious about something else. She wondered how spiders avoid getting trapped along with their prey! 14 ! Ask Questions How can spiders spin both sticky and smooth silk? Ask an arachnologist!

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backbone and antennae and that have two main body divisions and four pairs of legs classes (KLAS-uhz) categories that group different orders of animals together according to traits that they share frame (FRAYM) a structure that surrounds or supports an inner area or space glands (GLANDZ) organs in the body that produce natural chemical substances organs (OR-guhnz) body parts that perform a specific job prey (PRAY) animals killed by other animals for food proteins (PROH-teenz) substances made by

Marsico. pages cm.—(Tell me why) Audience: Ages 6–10 Audience: K to grade 3 Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-63362-617-1 (hardcover)—ISBN 978-1-63362-707-9 (pbk.)—ISBN 978-1-63362-797-0 (pdf)— ISBN 978-1-63362-887-8 (ebook) 1. Spider webs—Juvenile literature. 2. Spiders—Juvenile literature. I. Title. II. Series: Tell me why? (Cherry Lake Publishing) QL458.4.M357 2016 595.4’4—dc23 2015005652 Cherry Lake Publishing would like to acknowledge the work of the Partnership for

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