Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Frog Life Cycles

Yesterday we looked at the Life Cycle of a Frog. We found out what an Amphibian is. It is an animal that needs both water and land to survive. Frogs are amphibians! We had to cut out pictures showing the different stages of their life, match them to the correct description and put them in the right order.

The Life Cycle of a Frog:
1. The female frog lays thousands of tiny eggs in the water. It takes about 10 days for the eggs to hatch.
2. The eggs hatch into tiny tadpoles. They swim, eat and grow. They use their tail to swim.
3. As the tadpole grows it sprouts back legs. It is now called a froglet. Its tail begins to shrink.

4. The tadpole continues to grow and front legs appear. At this stage the lungs are beginning to develop to help it breathe of land. The tail continues to shrink.

5. When the tail finally disappears the froglet becomes a frog!. Now it can leap onto the land and live out of the water.

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