for Frog Day
students will sequence a frog changing from a tadpole into
- A book or a web site which
explains the life cycle of a frog. Good ones to
use are The
Frog Page, Frogs
Of New England, From Tadpole to Frog
(Let's-Read-and-Find-Out-Science) by Wendy Pfeffer,
or Frogs by Gail Gibbons.
Life Cycle Worksheet or plain pieces of paper for
the students to sketch their own stages.
- Ask the students what they
know about how frogs are born and develop. Read
the chosen book or review the information given at one
of the aforementioned web sites.
- Pass out the Frog Life
Cycle Worksheet or plain pieces of paper. Have
the students sketch or cut out the 4 main stages of
frog development - eggs, tadpole, froglet, adult
- If the students have cut
the worksheet apart, they may glue them in the proper
order on another sheet of paper. If appropriate,
have the students label the stages. Older
students may sketch the stages and label them on their
plain pieces of paper. Older students may also
want to write one fact they have learned about each of
the stages on their completed paper.
- Have every student write a
"frog fact" on a lily pad shape.
Compile these facts into a book or display them in the
- Discuss habitats by using
a book such as The Magic School Bus Hops
Home: A Book About Animal Habitats by
Patricia Relf. Classify animals by their
habitats, desert, forest, ocean, pond, rainforest,
etc. Make large charts to list various animals
under their habitat.
- Classify animals according
to the groups; amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles,
and fish. The following link is helpful in
making definitions Fact
Monster: Animal Groups.
- Listen to the different
frog sounds at the following link Frogs
and Toads in Color and Sound and have a lesson on
how sound is made through vibrations and how sound