This video shows the various parts of the spider’s body and explains how these parts function. It also illustrates how the spider traps insects and other small animals on which it feeds. Viewers see how web-building spiders catch food and how the trapdoor spider builds a nest and catches food. The video also shows the life cycle of the spider beginning with the creation of the egg sac. (2nd Ed.)
Part of the “Backyard Science” series. When children play in their backyards, they get a first glimpse of the wonders of nature through encounters with all sorts of small creatures. Produced by Norman and Marjorie Bean, the “Backyard Science” series offers a fascinating introduction to natural science.
13 minutes • Color