Saturday, November 25, 2006


Did you know that frogs can launch themselves over 20 times their own length using those big strong legs of theirs? For you that would be like jumping 100 feet! This is just one interesting fact about frogs, and there are many more for you to find out!

You are going to be given the opportunity to learn about frogs and their lives! Using the websites provided below you will gather useful/interesting information on frogs that you will use to create a small presentation and poster that you will present to the class. Your presentation needs to include several facts on the life cycle of frogs as well as other facts on frogs that you find interesting. Once you have completed your presentations and the class is well informed on the subject of frogs we will be receiving a fish tank filled with tadpoles. We will watch and take care of these tadpoles as they grow into frogs. Once they are frogs we will release them into a stream near by. I hope all of you enjoy learning about frogs throughout the next couple of weeks! Good luck with the beginning of your projects!

Website one:

This first website is very helpful when it comes to learning the life cycle of a frog. Some of the facts for your presentation and poster need to be on the life cycle of a frog. While you read and sort through this first website you should be thinking about the information you are reading, and taking notes to use in your presentation. Remember, your presentation needs to be filled with lots of facts!

Click here to go to website number 1

Website two:

At this point you should already have some facts that have to do with the life cycle of a frog. This second website will be useful when it comes to picking out the rest of your facts. While you go through this website remember to write down which facts on frogs you would like to use for your own presentation. Also, don’t forget you will be helping take care of some tadpoles/frogs so you need to have common knowledge on how to do so.

Click here to go to website number 2


Once you have learned the life cycle of frogs, where frogs come from, where they live, what they eat and other interesting facts about them you are going to put together a presentation.

Your presentation should include the following:

  • 10-15 interesting facts that have to do with frogs. 3-5 of your facts need to be specifically on the life cycle of frogs.
  • 1 Poster board that contains those 10-15 facts as well as 5-7 pictures.
  • Your presentation should be 2-3 minutes long. You will use your poster to help guide your presentation. You should discuss most or all of the things you have chosen to put onto your poster.

Once we have finished listening to all the presentations put together by you and your classmates we will be receiving a fish tank full of tadpoles. We will watch as these tadpoles turn into frogs. After researching and learning about the life cycle of tadpoles and frogs it will be interesting to watch the process occur in our classroom! Once we have several frogs we will take a field trip to a near by stream and set them free!

Teacher’s Guide

Intended Audience:

The intended audiences of this web quest are third and fourth graders. At this level students are capable of these reading materials as well as the tasks they are asked to complete. After viewing the instructions students will be able to demonstrate what they learned through the project that they create.

Learning Goals:

  • Students will learn the life cycle of frogs.
  • Students will learn many different facts on frogs and their habitats.
  • Students will learn how to take care of such amphibians in their possession.
  • Students will learn how to put together a small yet challenging presentation of the facts they gathered and share with the class.

Skills Students Need:

To be successful throughout this project students need to know how to use the internet. Also, students should be fairly good readers, not for the quality of reading but the quantity.

Computer usage:

The students will have two hours a week for two weeks to complete the assignment, so a total of four hours on the computer is necessary.


Very good work: Would consist of including all the facts and pictures maybe even more. Also, elaboration on those facts and detailed pictures for the posters displays time and effort. Detailed work, time, and effort into creating a great presentation and poster will show. You will be able to tell that the student rehearsed their presentation, and knew what they would be talking about before hand.

Okay work: Would consist of most of the facts and most of the pictures required. However, there might be a couple missing from each category. Also, you will be able to tell that the student didn’t put too much effort, time or energy into the project. The presentation flowed, but there were definitely missing parts and you could tell not much thought or energy went into this portion of the project.

Work that is not so good: Would consist of several missing facts and pictures. Possibly, the student would forget facts or pictures all together. Also, it will show that the student didn’t even rehearse their presentation.