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View, up-close, how baby frogs grow to tadpoles in their eggs. Then see the tadpoles grow their arms and legs. It’s fascinating to watch the full-grown frog finally hop out of the water.

Frogs are amphibians. An amphibian is an animal that lives both in the water and on land during its life cycle. Other amphibians are toads, newts, and salamanders. Amphibians have very thin skin. Many kinds can breathe through their skin. Amphibians are very sensitive to changes in the world around them. It is important to protect them and where they live.

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Making Connections


Which is your favorite step in the frog life cycle? Why?


What stories have you read about frogs? Did they include frogs at different steps in the life cycle? Why do you think they did or didn’t?


What is another transforming animal you know about? How is its life cycle similar to or different from a frog’s?

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