Research Webquest: Black Widow Spiders
⭐️Let’s all go on a digital research Webquest! In this Webquest, students learn all about black widow spiders for an exciting and educational cross-curricular learning experience! Students will learn about what black widow spiders are, how to classify them, their anatomy, lifecycle, predators, what if there were no spiders, and more! This Webquest in Google slide contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, research practice, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of research, writing, critical thinking, and reading skills. Students complete activities along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key text features, reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides Format – This interactive format is perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Exploration – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading & Writing – Integrates key reading and writing skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, text features, main ideas, cause and effect, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Research Practice – This Webquest is a great tool to help students learn how to research, or use as sources to write a report.
- My Black Widow Scrapbook
- What Are Black Widows?
- Classifying Spiders
- Black Widow Anatomy
- Where in the World?
- Spider Lifecycle
- Black Widow Predators
- Spider Silk
- Types of Spider Webs
- Black Widow Bites
- What if There Were No Spiders?
- Don’t Be Afraid of Spiders!
- How to Help
- Take the Black Widow Quiz!
- Other Places to Explore!
*Answer Key Included
Take a closer look at what this WebQuest looks like in this video preview.
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.