Test the Strength of Spider Webs

The Kratt Brothers are always discovering amazing creature powers that they use to solve problems. In one adventure, the Kratt Brothers find out that spiders have an extremely unique ability — they can build webs with silk threads they make in their bodies! But that’s not all. Though spider webs may look light and thin, they are extremely strong.

Explore spider webs and their tensile strength — the ability to resist breaking under pressure — with your child in this experiment. Test different materials and find out which material is stronger. While you play, think about spider webs you have seen and what you’ve noticed together. CLICK HERE FOR ACTIVITY