Amphibians

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The lesson introduces students to amphibians and their characteristics.  Most students are curious and have a natural interest in frogs, toads, salamanders, and other like critters.  The students will learn what distinguishes an amphibian from other animal groups, and will be introduced to many interesting facts about, and types of, amphibians.  It is a general overview of amphibians, and much more can be learned about the animal group using the Internet.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to animal classification or animals in general.

Amphibians Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Amphibians
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson introduces students to amphibians and their characteristics.  Most students are curious and have a natural interest in frogs, toads, salamanders, and other like critters.  The students will learn what distinguishes an amphibian from other animal groups, and will be introduced to many interesting facts about, and types of, amphibians.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to animal classification or animals in general.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

    1. Ask students to name some green animals. Ask them to tell what is the same of different about the animals.
    2. Allow for responses and discussion. Display some of the responses.
    3. Ask students how scientists can place animals in different groups.
    4. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students if they know what group frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts belong to.
    5. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce amphibians.
    6. Distribute Amphibians content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
    • Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Distribute the supplies and allow students time to complete the work.  Circulate through the room to answer student questions, and to ensure the correct order is shown.
    1. Once completed, students share the work with the class. Display the completed pictures.
    2. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
    3. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, distribute a copy of the answer key for students to check their own work.  (Display an image of each amphibian.)

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9,  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3,

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.9

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Science