Hey polliwog! ? The Life Cycle of the Frog
About the Hey polliwog! ? The Life Cycle of the Frog Lesson
The first part of the discussion describes the characteristics of the frog and the second part provides a simplified discussion of the life cycle.
• The children will be able to describe the characteristics of the frog.
• The children will be able to explain the life cycle of the frog, from its earliest stage to adulthood.
What do we know about frogs? First, they are small animals, which belong to a group called amphibians. This means that part of their lives are lived in the water and part on the land. Frogs are cold-blooded, which means that unlike your body?s temperature that is the same, no matter what the weather is (unless you are ill), the frog?s temperature is the same as its environment. Frogs do not have to drink water as most animals do, because water is absorbed straight through their skin. Frogs have strong hind legs and can jump a long way.
Frogs are important to us because they eat many insect pests. They catch them by shooting out their tongues.