Amphibian Teacher Resources
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Students observe tadpoles as they gradually change into adults. In this amphibian biology instructional activity, students watch tadpoles in a tank in the classroom, keep a daily record of what they observe, and chart the growth development of the tadpoles once a week. There are links to a Growth and Development Chart as well as a Field Notes journal included in this instructional activity.
Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge Workbook
In this reptile and amphibian Boy Scout merit badge worksheet, students complete 7 pages of short answer questions about reptiles and amphibians. They identify the characteristics of each, tell where they are located, and make sketches or take photographs of at least four species.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Amphibians. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Introduce your class to various reptiles and amphibians. They will meet and identify a representative from each of the four major reptile families, then learn about and discuss reptile characteristics. Next, they will identify and discuss the differences and similarities between reptiles and amphibians. This lesson suggests the use of either actual or stuffed reptiles. Most local museums have an animal lending library specifically for this type of usage.
In this amphibian worksheet, students will review the characteristics of the class Amphibia, including frogs and toads, salamanders, and caecilians. This worksheet has 3 short answer questions, 5 matching questions, 6 multiple choice, and 5 true or false statements.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Fourth graders explore biology by viewing animal videos in class. In this amphibian and reptile lesson, 4th graders identify the key differences between reptiles, amphibians and other animal classifications. Students view video clips in class and examine live specimens with their classmates.
Reptiles and Amphibians Compare and Contrast
Would you rather touch an amphibian or a reptile? Challenge your young zoologists' comparing and contrasting skills with this lesson, in which they review classifications of other animals before filling out worksheets on reptiles and amphibians. They then play a game with dice before writing a journal entry on everything they know about reptiles and amphibians.
Creating a Dichotomous Key for Amphibians
Students are introduced to the purpose of dichotomous keys and create one together as a class. In groups, they use a digital atlas to examine the different types of amphibians in Idaho. Using this information, they make their own dichotomous key and discuss the amphibians characteristics.
Reptile and Amphibian Word Search
In this reptile and amphibian worksheet, students complete a word search puzzle by finding 24 terms associated with the different types of reptiles and amphibians.
Amphibians Internet Activity
In this amphibians learning exercise, learners click on the links in the questions about amphibians to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 10 questions total.
Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem
A dazzling drawing of the coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is the centerpiece of this lesson. Display it for your class to view, and have them identify which organisms are plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, or amphibians. Using the Gulf as an example, your life science learners gain experience classifying living organisms. The activity would be a concise way to sum up a unit on different types of animals. You will find everything you need to implement this lesson as well as links to other related lessons.
Amphibians and Reptiles
Sixth graders observe the different state of frog development. In this biology lesson, 6th graders conduct a series of experiments on amphibians. They differentiate reptiles from amphibians.
Why Care About Amphibian Population Decline and Malformations?
Young scholars examine the reasons for preserving wildlife. They look at reasons for amphibian malformations and write an essay about the ethical issues that this brings up. They listen to the teacher read quotes about extinction and how the reasons for amphibian malformation could effects humans.
Fourth graders Make flashcards for the following words, memorize them and get quizzed by the teacher: Amphibian, Lungs, complete metamorphosis, tadpoles, tail-less, tail, vertebrate, cold-blooded, gills, swamp, pond.
Amazing Amphibians- Reading Comprehension
In this amazing amphibians activity, students read a one page essay about the characteristics of amphibians. They answer 10 true and false questions based on the reading.
Leapin' Lizards And Other Facts About Reptiles And Amphibians
Pupils compare and contrast reptiles and amphibians. As a class, students discuss the yellow-spotted lizard mentioned in the novel Holes. Using internet resources, pupils research facts about reptiles and amphibians and document their findings on a provided worksheet.
Investigation 12 - Amphibians & Reptiles
Fourth graders compare and contrast the behavior and structure of amphibians and reptiles of Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources website is an important resource for them to access, for information as well as colorful pictures of all these animals.
Science Talk about Mammals and Reptiles/Amphibians
Third graders use the internet to research mammals, reptiles and amphibians. They list important items about their chosen animal. Students identify characteristics of an animal and where they live. They classify animals as a mammal, reptile, amphibian.
More discrete than the squirrels and birds in your backyard, you may find a few amphibians hidden on the ground. Check under logs and leaves; you may find some salamanders. American toads are also very common in backyards. Although this was made in the Syracuse area, anyone can learn more about the two creatures in this video.
Worksheet: Evolutionary Detectives
Begin with an informational text, "Reptiles and Amphibians through the Ages," and then research online about the evolutionary development of a modern frog. Look at drawings of ancestor's skeletons and list the organisms on the geologic time scale. This is a sample of what natural historians will accomplish with this worksheet. It states that it was written for grades 10-12, but may be more appropriate for your middle school earth science curriculum. An answer key is provided.