People sometimes assume that spiders are insects. But in fact, they are relatives of insects. They are part of a group called arachnids (uh- RACK-nidz). Other arachnids include scorpions, ticks, mites, and harvestmen. Good for compare/contrast at school.
That is pretty neat! For our plant unit. What happens when you put Indian corn in a pan of water? I think this is a good learning experience for the children and gives them something to look forward to when they come to class everyday.