Spiders in Space
Female Golden Silk Orbweaver, Tallahasse, Florida.
© Josh Hillman.
Students conduct open-ended scientific investigations to discover how gravity and microgravity affect the life cycle and web design of Nephila clavipes (orb-weaver spiders).
Activities in the Spiders in Space Teacher's Guide are designed for use with multiple grade levels, and as observation for K–2 students.
Developed and conducted in collaboration with BioServe Space Technologies of the University of Colorado, and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Funded by the following grant(s)
This work was supported by National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA cooperative agreement NCC 9-58.
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education; Opening Pathways for Teacher Instructional Opportunities in Natural Sciences
Science Education Leadership Fellows Program
Grant Numbers: 51006084, 51004102, 51000105