Life Cycle of a Frog First Grade Standard:
Metamorphosis • Metamorphosis is the changes that a frog goes through during its life cycle. • There are four main stages in the life cycle of a frog
Frogs have a life cycle with two parts, living in water as tadpoles and on land as adults.
Egg • The first stage in the life cycle of the frog is the egg. • A frog lays many eggs at one time. • The eggs are covered with a jellylike coating.
Tadpole • The second stage of the frog life cycle is the tadpole. • Hatched tadpoles have gills for breathing in the water. • They have a tail, but no legs.
Froglet • The next stage of the frog life cycle is the froglet. • These legs help the frog on land.
Adult Frog • Once the lungs form and begin to work, the gills and tail disappear.
Frogs in Literature The Red Eye Tree Frog Author Nic Bishop Frog and Toad Author Arnold Lobel The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders Author Elizabeth Kennedy In The Small, Small Pond Author Dennis Fleming My Froggy Valentine Author Matt Novak The Frog Author Sally Tagholm
Frog Riddles Q: Why are frogs always happy? A: Because they always eat what bugs them! Q: What kind of frog do you find on a farm? A: A bullfrog!
Five Little Tadpoles Five little tadpoles swimming near the shore. The first one said, “Let’s swim some more.” The second one said, “Let’s rest awhile.” The third one said, “Swimming makes me smile.” The fourth one said, “My legs are growing long.” The fifth one said, “I’m getting very strong.” Five little tadpoles will soon be frogs. They’ll jump from the water and sit on logs.
The next stage of • the frog life cycle • is thetadpole.
The last stage of the • frog life cycle is • theadult frog.
Resources • http://viking.coe.uh.edu/~mhasan/cuin3113/tips/frogcycle.ppthttp://bogglesworldesl.com/files7/froglifecycleactivity.doc • http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/frog-cycle.ppt • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761552464/Frog_(animal).html • Images provided by Google Image Search