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Let’s Study Metamorphosis – Day 4

It is so cool that we are getting to see this happen first-hand!

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development of frog larvae

I wonder if our frogs will be this little when they develop legs or if they will be bigger…

Here is what I was able to capture in photos today:

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I noticed a bunch of the tadpoles all lined up along the side of a lettuce leaf. Shawn said they looked like musical notes.

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I got a few good pictures of the spiral on their bellies today.

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Here you can see the beginning of a lumpy, frog-shaped body.

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These two look like twins doing synchronized swimming!

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The moss starting reaching upward. I told Emma that it was rising up to tickle the tadpoles’ tummies. She thought that was funny.

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Feels like home.

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We got a good start on our Amphibian lapbook today. The twins are working on this.

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Fiona did the top booklet and Garrett did the bottom one.

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Our lapbook is from A Journey Through Learning.

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We did quite a bit of research on the Internet today about Frogs and Toads and Salamanders. And even Caecilians. Big worm-like amphibians that look like earthworms but are as big as snakes. It was giving me the willies, but I looked them up, anyway. I can stand looking at photos of them, but I hope I never see them in person. The chances are slim, because they are only found in South America, Central America and Southeast Asia. And they stay underground most of the time.

We have already learned quite a bit about amphibians, but we will be learning lots more about frogs as our little tadpoles continue to develop and change during these next several weeks.

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