Trees Cocooned in Spiderwebs in Pakistan

Initially, this is creepy, but it’s also a unique new phenomenon.

In the wake of flooding, spiders that were forced to nest in trees to avoid the waters have enrobed the trees in silk.

Can you see all the possibilities for this story in science and social studies classes?
I sure can!

There are fascinating stories running along the sidebar of this website. It’s a great resource for current events, classroom warm up writing topics, and plenty of other uses.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/pictures/110331-pakistan-flood-spider-trees-webs/

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