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The Tarantula Scientist PdfOBJECTIVE: The student will listen to a description of a Goliath birdeater tarantula from The Tarantula Scientist and the student will create a picture from the description.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this activity is to build observation skills.
• The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery
• Construction paper
• Colors, markers, or other art supplies
TIME: 45–55 minutes
• Begin reading the book The Tarantula Scientist, careful not to show any of the pictures. Read to page 8.
• Stop at the end of page 8, and ask students what they know about how the Goliath birdeater tarantula looks. You may want to put this information on the board. Some characteristics students may come up with at this point:
- • Hairy legs
• Big (“cover your whole face” or “weigh as much as five mice”)
• Two feet or pedipalps next to the front of its head
• Eight walking feet
• Two claws on each leg or tarsi
• Seven segments to each of the eight legs
• Legs covered with hair
• Hair is long
• Hair is reddish brown
Tarantula Scientist Book• Tell students to think about the characteristics and then draw a life-sized picture of a Goliath birdeater tarantula. Tell students they can change their pictures as you read and as they learn more about tarantulas.
• Allow students to work on their pictures while you continue reading through page 15.
• Go back and show students the pictures from the beginning of the book, have them compare their pictures to the picture of the Goliath birdeater tarantula on pages 8 and 9.
• Point out some of the specific characteristics mentioned in the text; compare these to the pictures the students created and the ones in the book. Explain the importance of detail while doing scientific research, or ask the students why they think it is important. This could be a very good opportunity for a class discussion that you can direct toward good experimental procedures.
Note: The pictures would make a great hall display or classroom decorations! Finish reading The Tarantula Scientist to your students, and check out all the other great activities that you can use with this book!