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Did You Know?

The Goliath Bird-Eater Spider is the world’s biggest! With its legs spread out, it’s as big as a dinner plate!


Buggy Word Search
Unscramble these creepy crawly words!

Spider Puzzler from National Georgraphic Kids
Make your own spider puzzles!

Eee Gads… a New Bug! from University of Illinois
Give it a minute to load, then click and drag to build your own new bug: choose and color its body parts, add a name and details about its habitat & diet. Only post it if you get your parent’s permission.

Try to Make an Ant Get Lost from National Geographic Kids.
Ants keep track of their surroundings – but can you confuse the ants into getting lost? Try this experiment! (This is adapted from the book Science Fair Winners: Bug Science by Karen Romano Young)


A Bug's Life [Blu-ray or DVD]
In this miniature world of bugs, an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Animated.

Fascinating World of Insects [DVD]
Do you ever wonder how bees make honey? How is the light from a firefly different from that of a lightbulb? How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Bill Nye the Science Guy Insects [DVD]
Bill Nye looks at bees and other live insects along with insect fossils.

The Jeff Corwin Experience: Insects and Arachnids [DVD]
How do spiders and other arachnids differ from insects? Travel around the world with Jeff to look at the dung beetle in Spain, scorpions in Morocco, and termites in Africa.

Web Links

Watch: The Absolutely Stunning Dance of the Peacock Spider
This little spider really puts on a show!

Insects, from National Geographic Kids
Facts, pictures and movies about hissing cockroaches, beetles, stinkbugs and more!

Invertebrates from Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Read about creepy creatures at the zoo, from millipedes and centipedes to spiders and scorpions. Some features include a short video of the bug in action. Click on "Invertebrates" to start.

Invertebrates from Saint Louis Zoo
Insects are invertebrates. Learn about them here, including insects, worms, and scorpions.