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Bad Vibrations: How Do Webs Help Spiders Get Prey?
Grade Level: 5th – 6th; Type: Biology
Spiders react to a vibration in their web by approaching the area to see whether prey has been caught. This science project tests whether the frequency with which the object hits the web affects how quickly the spider reacts.
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