Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Frogs topic on BrainPOP Jr.

How High?

Frogs are some of the most efficient jumpers in the animal kingdom. Research different frogs in your community or in other ecosystems. How high do various species jump? Divide students into small groups and have them write down the heights of different frogs’ jumps. Then have groups measure out the height on butcher paper against a wall. Compare the heights together. You may want to make cross-curricular connections with math and use this activity to teach about greater than, less than, and equal to.

Ribbit!

Different species of frogs have different calls to communicate with one another. Some croak, while others chirp. Research frogs that live in your community and look up their calls online. Many enthusiasts and scientists have recorded frog calls and they are available for listening. Then, if possible, have students record frogs in their neighborhood or a local park. Remind them to take a grown-up with them on their frog hunt, as many frogs are most active and vocal during dusk or at night. Share the recordings together. What frogs do they hear? How many different frogs can they hear? Can you add to the online collection of frog calls?

 

Filed as:  Animals, Frogs, K-3, Science
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