Spring is the time children are discovering frog eggs and tadpoles. Kids love live animals and this unit includes photographs of real frogs and tadpoles. Activities help children learn about the metamorphosis of frogs and other amphibians.
This unit can be used in several grades.
• PowerPoint introduction to a frog's life cycle (featuring real photos and not drawings). A good resource to begin the unit. 22 pages.
• Bulletin Board or Student Center - Features the life cycle of a wood frog.
Five full page posters showing metamorphosis stages of a frog's life.
Posters include life cycle photo and information about the animal.
Frog life cycle poster.
• Complete the Frog Life Cycle - Students cut out life cycle pictures and then paste them in proper order.
• Color Your Frog - Students color a frog diagram using colorful photographs of dart frogs as an inspiration.
• My Frog Book - Students are given their own frog book. They are asked to complete various activities in their book. Students will practice labeling diagrams and completing very simple sentences.
• Live Tadpole Activity - Students are given a live tadpole. Children complete a simple activity to measure the tadpole's length. They then fill in a basic notebook about various observations related to tadpoles.
From The Developer:
For best results, print the photographs on matte/semi matte photo paper or white cardstock. Laminate for durability.
For detailed information about collecting and caring for frog eggs and tadpoles see our comprehensive unit for grades 2-4 titled: Frog Life Cycle - Becoming a Frog. Also included in this grades 2-4 unit are science experiments. We are experienced in caring for these and other small creatures. We were involved with the creation and photography for several dozen children's trade books related to animal care, activities and science experiments.
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