bullfrog along Pennsylvania stream

Amphibians Internet Activity

Based on Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle by Deborah Donnard, Illustrated by Kristin Kent

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frog icon 1. Write three things all amphibians have in common.



frog icon 2. Some bullfrogs live in a bayou.
What information resource(s) would you use to find out if there are bayous in your state?



frog icon 3. If you wanted to find a frog, which place is your best bet?

forest glen
Forest glen
duckweed in stream
Duckweed in a stream

rooftop garden
Rooftop garden

boulders path
Boulders in a forest


frog icon 4. Different animals are active at different times of the day.
Based on the story, you would say that bullfrogs are:


Which one are you?


frog icon 5. Based on what they eat, bullfrogs are: (Hint: You might want to use an online dictionary to learn the meanings of these words.)

cookievores ;-)

Which are you?

Bullfrogs are: a Predator     | a Prey
animal   | both a predator and a prey

Are people sometimes predators?

Are people sometimes prey?

Listen to a bullfrog's call.

frog icon 6. Name three amphibians, including one frog, that can be found in your state.
(Hint: Check in your state's forest, fishing or natural resources department's websites.)




frog icon 7. Write the four stages in the life cycle of frogs. Frog's Life (Time for Kids) Sesame Street animated version on Youtube



frog icon 8. Watch - Frogs! video @YouTube

"People can often learn about things around them by just observing those things carefully, but sometimes they can learn more by doing something to the things and noting what happens. Describing things as accurately as possible is important in science because it enables people to compare their observations with those of others.

Tools such as thermometers, magnifiers, rulers, or balances often give more information about things than can
be obtained by just observing things without their help.

What are four measurements a scientist studying frogs would make?
Write the measuring instrument the scientist would need for each measurement









frog icon 9. Scientists sort organisms to study them. They use a process called Classification or Taxonomy to describe
and categorize all living things.

Fill in the missing information to classify bullfrogs using this information at Animal Diversity Web

Kingdom -

Phylum -

Subphylum -

Class -

Order -

Family -

Species -


Choose another organism from the story. Fill in the classification for it. (Some are from the illustrations)

Duckweed, crayfish, spanish moss, sphinx moth, black-crowned heron, raccoon, cricket frog,
water lily, green darner dragonfly, Arumleaf Arrowhead

Kingdom -

Phylum -

Subphylum -

Class -

Order -

Family -

Species -

10. Read about a case of deformed frogs in Minnesota, USA . What can people learn from observing species?



frog icon How does pollution impact a bayou or other wetland?

frog Amphibian Facts Activity - doc. format | pencil pdf. format

frog icon Make a pamphlet, a computer presentation or a poster about frogs. Explain their role in the ecosystem.

frog icon Draw the life cycle of an amphibian.

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frog icon Aquatic Communities frog icon Check out FrogWatchUSA
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“It's not easy being green.” Kermit T. Frog

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