Sparking Young Minds

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Here's an activity from our Grade 3 Start Thinking! curriculum. The subject is "spiders" but the real point is to spur critical thinking. In fact, that's the whole point of Start Thinking!

Suggested answers: 1-Answers will vary. 2-A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3. 3-They fall in and the sides are too slick for them to crawl back out. 4-They bend. 5- Answers will vary. 6-Because spider webs are hard to see, spiders build webs in places where bugs fly, bugs aren't very smart. 7-Beetle, fly, mosquito.

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