Thematic Units - Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles & Amphibians

You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Web Sites.
We have a page full of Books that you can order directly from Amazon.com!


Lesson Plans

Amphibian & Reptile Crafts Grades Any
"Templates and directions for making a paper mache alligator, a crocodile, a dinosaur, frogs, and a frog puppet."

Frogs and Toads Grades 4-5
Students will understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.

Saving the Sea Turtles Grades K-8
"Students join an Earthwatch Expedition team studying the migration and behavior of endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica."

Snakes Grades 6-8
Students will understand the following: Snakes thrive in almost every region of the world. Different types of snakes have different physical characteristics that help them survived and succeed in their particular habitats.

Tadpole Transformation Grades K-2
Students learn about metamorphosis as they make a paper tadpole puppet that turns into a frog. (PDF file)

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Web Sites

A Thousand Friends of Frogs
"Project connects students, educators, families, and scientists to the study of frogs and their habitats. Links to frog facts, art, writing, Educator's guide, and more."

All About Turtles
"Brief information about turtles. Hear from the snapping turtle about his own adventures in a Tale of Two Turtles."

Alligator Lizard
"Brief info and drawing of this lizard from the Canadian Museum of Nature."

Amphibians and Reptiles of Fort Matanzas National Monument
"Learn about the creatures that live around this Florida monument. Includes photos and info on frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, snakes, and their habitats."

Chameleon: A Truly Bizarre Lizard
"Learn about these unique lizards known for their ability to change color."

Common Garter Snake
"Brief info and drawing of these harmless snakes from the Canadian Museum of Nature."

Crocodile Communication
"Listen to sounds made by crocodiles, caimans, alligators, and gharials."

Friends of Frogs
"Full of frog facts, frog art and writing, student reports, and more."

The Froggy Page
This corner of the net is home to all kinds of virtual frogginess, from the silly to the scientific. Check out the menu below to find more frog fun.

Frogwatch USA
"Find out how you can volunteer to help monitor frogs and toads at a wetland in your own neighborhood and see a list of the species found in your state!"

Frogland
"Filled with facts and pictures of frogs. Includes games, screen savers, and frog doctors."

Nature: Victims of Venom
"This PBS show explores the life of a man who plays with snakes for a living, the use of deep sea venom, and the world of rattlesnakes."

Ocean Animals
"Learn about the animals which live in the ocean, coral reefs, and estuaries. You can find fish, sea turtles, and seals, as well as invertebrates like sponges and mollusks."

Scientific Amphibian
A great collection of frog resources.

Savannah River Ecology Lab Herpetology
"Meet the reptiles and amphibians that call the Savannah River region their home."

Tiger Salamander
"Includes info and photos of all kinds of tiger salamanders, including the gray, blotched, and Arizona varieties."

Venomous Snakes
"Find out what venom is, what venomous snakes eat, and about different species. From the Pelotes Island Nature Preserve."

The Whole Frog Project
Quicktime movie of a frog's anatomy in 3D and an online frog builder game.

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Books

The Teacher's Corner has hand selected a bunch of books for our Reptiles Unit that you can find at great prices on Amazon.com

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