Life Cycle of the Frog


Research Scenario

Like humans, frogs undergo life changes. They begin as eggs, but become frogs. This does not happen overnight. There are stages in the frog's life cycle. At the end of this Online Research Model, you should be able to answer the essential question below.

Essential Question:

Have you ever wondered how a frog starts out as a tadpole and ends up a frog?

Task & Product

Using information from literature and the Internet:

  • we will sequence the life cycle of the frog in a slide presentation using Kid Pix or a video documentary
  • identify the frog's habitat
  • identify two things that a frog needs to live and grow

Assessments

 



Research Process Assessments:
  • Research Process--Summative (Student/Self)
  • Circle Web (label and illustrate without cues)
  • Circle Web (cut and paste text))
  • Circle Web (cut and paste illustrations)
  • Circle Web (illustrate stages)
  • Circle Web (write stages)

Final Product Assessments: 

  • Rubric for Kid Pix Presentation

Questions

Essential Question:

Have you ever wondered how a frog starts out as a tadpole and ends up a frog?

Subsidiary Questions:

  • What are the stages of the frog's life cycle?
  • What is the frog's habitat?
  • What does a frog need to grow and survive?

Gather & Sort

Use sources to gather information about frogs

*Internet

SIRS Discoverer: Use keyword frog.

Kids Click: Use keyword frog.

Watch a BrainPOP video.

*Library

Complete a Destiny search using keyword frog.

 

Organize

Analyze : Use the chart from (Inspiration) to record your information about the stages.

Synthesize: Create and share a song that incorporates the life cycle of the frog. Song Template
Evaluate: Your finished product by using the following questions:

  • Do you feel you are well informed on your topic in order to present to the class?
  • Have you gathered enough information about your topic to create a product?
  • Are your details organized and sufficient?
  • Did you use the rubric to evaluate your product?
  • Rubric for Kid Pix Presentation

Conclusion

Presentation: Present Kid Pix slide show of the life cycle of a frog. Sing life cycle song.

Reflection: Describe the life cycle of the frog in a journal.

Extension Activities:

A. Research and describe the life cycle of a butterfly. Compare the life cycle of the frog with that of the butterflyby creating a Comparison Web

B. Label Life Cycle of the Frog

C. Frog Life Cycle Craft

D. Froggy Memory Check