Document: Web2spider toolkit for schools

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Web2spider is a scientific toolkit for teachers and students to monitor spider diversity in their local environment by observing and recording web types. The toolkit is suitable for stages 2 to 6 and has been used by teachers and students in New South Wales.

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The method’s underlying assumption is that the number and different types of spider webs are closely linked to the number and diversity of web-building spiders. Web2Spider method has been designed so that:
(1) users do not need an expert knowledge of spider taxonomy;
(2) specialised equipment is not required; and
(3) it is more cost effective than traditional collecting techniques.

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Tags web2spider, Bugwise, toolkit, for schools, spiders, webs, spiderwebs, identification, biology, habitat, environmental health, NSW, HSC, year 11,