The spider is found all over the world—from the tropics to the Artic, it is believed that there are over 40,000 known species of spiders on the earth today. What is unique about spiders is that they all produce silk. Some species use it to trap insects in webs, and it can also be used to aid in climbing, to protect egg sacs, and to wrap prey in preparation for consumption. Spiders are often referred to in popular culture, symbolism and culture. They have been attributed by numerous cultures with the origination of basket-weaving, knotwork, weaving, spinning and net-making. The ancient Moche people of Peru actually worshipped nature, and often put spiders in their art.
You can get a great specimen of a REAL spider mounted in a clear acrylic block. Get an up close and personal look at this! Students and teacher alike will get a good lesson in insect body structure in the process! Great for looking at details under a microscope, or for having in the classroom, this is a great educational resource for the young science student or for the serious entomologist!
Actual size of block is 3in x 1.5in x 1in (7.6cm x 3.8cm x 2.5cm)
Illuminate both your room and your mind with this ingenious Periodic Table Lamp.
This adapter-powered butterfly uses Flexinor wires to create a realistic visual effect!
This toy combines the wonders of Sea Monkeys and glow-in-the-dark fun, all in one!
Great reference card for chemistry and physics students.
Discover how solar cells make electricity with this awesome kit!
This illuminated orbiter is great for demonstrations in the astronomy classroom!
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