I know some of my boys will love learning spiders. The creepier the better. Here are some pictures of desert spiders
Let’s not forget the scorpions
This site has the pictures and more information about the various critters shown above. http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/arthropoda/arachnida.html
Some questions that you could ask students are;
-how are the spiders and scorpions the same/different?
-What adaptations do they have in order to live in a desert environment?
-Are all of these harmful to humans?
-What animals prey on these spiders. What do these spiders prey on?
-If one of these spiders or scorpions were in danger of becoming extinct is it worth saving? Why or why not?