I was never one of those girls that was afraid of frogs, salamanders, or toads. In fact, I longed to live in an area that had more of them. I grew up in Montana and while we had some, they were not as prevalent as a much warmer place with more swamps so I didn't see them as often as I would have liked. I had pets that were amphibians, though, and once I caught a frog during a good rain and kept him for a while.
Amphibians are a wonderful study unit to do because they are so fascinating. Here is a list of amphibians unit study resources to help you put together a great one!
Amphibians Unit Study Resources
Amphibian Lesson Plan Ideas
Harrington Harmonies offers some great ideas on doing an Amphibian Unit Study for ages preschool through high school. Great ideas here on how to adapt the lesson by age!
This page from Amphibian Ark is full of Amphibian Unit Study Resources for using in the classroom with kids K-8.
Amphibian Lapbooks and Printables
The Boy Scouts of America has their Amphibian Merit Badge Workbook available online for free. You could build a great home study unit with these ideas.
Enchanted Learning has many amphibian printables for frogs, toads, and salamanders.
Amphibian Crafts, Experiments and Tutorials
This Frog Bean Bag craft from DLTK is great for older kids who can use a hot glue gun.
If you live in an area that you can get frog eggs, why not raise some into tadpoles like this Mixminder post tells you how to do?
Amphibian Videos and Clips
This animated Frog Life Cycle Video from Turtle Diary is great for a simple explanation.
I love this Song about why salamanders moved to the smokie mountains on Youtube via Science with Tom.
Additional Amphibian Resources
Help a Frog has good resources for learning about frogs and their habitat.
Discovery Education has a section with videos and information on amphibians.
AmphibiaWeb is a website dedicated to teaching about Amphibians and has a good resource list for teachers and parents.
Books about Amphibians for Kids
Amphibian by Barry Clark
Smithsonian Handbooks: Reptiles and Amphibians by Mark O'Shea
A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians by Joesph T. Collins
More Educational Resources for Kids
- Plant Unit Study Resources
- Bee Unit Study Resources
- Bird Unit Study Resources
- Butterfly Unit Study Resources
- Weather Unit Study Resources
- Tree Unit Study Resources