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Putting a positive spin on spiders


Spider web (credit: Renate Dodell/Flickr)


Spiders can produce a material known as spider silk. It is sticky, strong and stretchy!

Many spiders use this silk to create net-like webs to catch prey.

Can you think of any other things that spiders might use this incredible material for?



Discuss how humans could make use of spider silk.