The Structure and Habits of Spiders by J. H. Emerton is a free public domain title that simply but adequately covers the habits, anatomy, and classification of spiders. It is also a perfect fit to our free nature study series!
One thing you will like about this free title is the great number of black-and-white illustrations (67 in all) — perfect for your spider notebook! You may recognize Figure 28 from our free nature study series.
For the complexity or depth of topic, it is also relatively short, making it easy to add into your mix.
Topics covered include:
- Anatomy and classification.
- Eating and biting.
- Spinning habits and webs.
- Life cycle.
The Structure and Habits of Spiders is a very accessible title for older students — and it is free!