• Audience
    Primary school, Secondary school
  • Learning stage
    Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5
  • Learning area
    English, Science
  • Type
    Teaching resources

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There are more than 2,000 species of spider in Australia. They have an amazing variety of adaptations that help them live underground, in the leaf litter, on plants, and even in the sky and under the water.


  • The Sydney Funnel Web Spider is a burrower and it is the most venomous spider in the world.
  • Wolf Spiders are amazing mothers. Females carry their egg sac around with them and when the spiderlings hatch, hundreds of them hitch a ride on their mother’s back.
  • Weavers often eat their own web and rebuild it the next day.

This crossword puzzle is a fun way to revise the anatomy, classification and adaptations of spiders and other invertebrates.