Grade:  4/5

We have been learning about frogs this week.  Yesterday we defined a frog, looked at the habitats frogs are found in, 
and listed some of the predators they face.  Today we will be looking at the life cycle of a frog in small groups. 


                  explain the life cycle of a frog.
                  diagram the life cycle of a frog.

To begin the fun today, click on the  cycle  link and read through the information given.  You will write a short essay that explains the life cycle and create a visual diagram of the life cycle.

You will want to make sure you know the answers to the following:

1)  Where do frogs mate?
2)  How are frogs' eggs fertilized?
3)  Explain the cycle of an egg, including when it hatches.
4)  Describe the cycle of a tadpole.
5)  How long does it take for the full frog cycle to be completed?

Once you have written your essay, make a rough draft of your cycle.  You will then come to me for paper for the final draft.

You are now ready to move on to dissecting frogs!  We have looked at how frogs reproduce, and tomorrow we will locate their reproductive organs, as well as other important organs.  I will have the dissection trays and tools ready when you come in.  I advise you to not wear your best clothing as you may come in contact with some juices. 

Special thanks to http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/weird.html for the information on the life cycle.

If you have any comments or questions, e-mail me at mjoyce82@hotmail.com.

Satisfies Wisconsin Academic Standard F.4.3:  Illustrate the different ways that organisms grow through life stages and survive to produce new members of their type.