Frogs are really amazing animals! They can lay about 2,000 eggs at one time. They don't drink - instead they absorb water through their skin. They undergo an amazing transformation throughout their lives. Kids love to learn about frogs! Our Froggy Face Activity Kit features custom designed frog masks that kids get to color, party blowers that act as froggy tongues and cut out sheets with loads of bugs. This is a great activity that works because it involves its participants so completely.
Ages 5 and up.
Unit Goals and Concepts:
- Discover the reasons why these cold-blooded amphibians are so interesting.
- Create a froggy face mask - then play games, like trying to catch a "bug" (with Velcro) using another Velcro piece on the end of the frog's "tongue."
- Understand why the frog population is being threatened.
- Discuss the life cycle of the frog - its metamorphosis from a tadpole to an adult frog.
- Blank frog masks, blowers, Velcro and printed "bugs" to make your own complete Froggy Face mask.
- Our exclusive instructor's activity guide with detailed project instructions, background information on frogs, game and loads of ideas for related activities. There's also a reproducible page with frog jokes and fun frog facts.
- The only materials you supply are scissors and crayons or markers.
General: National Science Education Standard NS.K-4.3 and NS.5-8.3 Life Science.
Content Standard C: The Characteristics of Organisms (K-4)
Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
The Life Cycles of Organisms (K-4)
Plants and animals have life cycles that include being born, developing into adults, reproducing, and eventually dying. The details of this life cycle are different for different organisms.
Organisms and their Environments (K-4)
Humans depend on their natural and constructed environments. Humans change environments in ways that can be either beneficial or detrimental for themselves and other organisms.
Structures and Functions in Living Systems (5-8)
Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. Important levels of organization for structure and function include cells, organs, tissues, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
Reproduction and Heredity (5-8)
Reproduction is a characteristic of all living systems; because no individual organism lives forever, reproduction is essential to the continuation of every species.
Diversity and Adaptations of Organisms (5-8)
Extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient to allow its survival. Fossils indicate that many organisms that lived long ago are extinct.
Specific (California standards):
(1.2a) Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.
(2.2b) Students know the sequential stages of life cycles are different for different animals.
(3.3a) Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
(3.3d) Students know when the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce; others die or move to new locations.
(Health Standard 1.1.P.7) Discuss how individual behavior affects the environment and community.
(Health Standard 3.1.P.6) Discuss how reducing, recycling, and reusing products make for a healthier environment.