About the Lesson: Grade Level: Kindergarten Subject Areas: Science and Language Arts Key Words: Eggs, Tadpole, Frog, amphibian
Brief Overview The students will learn about the life cycle of a frog. This lesson is part of a unit on animal life cycles. The students will learn and be able to recite the three stages in the frogs life cycle. In this lesson the students will be in centers. The students will create a frog diagram, make comments in the classroom blog, and draw the stages in the frogs life cycle.
Frog Lesson Plan
Read the book “From Tadpole to Frog”
Learn that a frog is an amphibian because it lives on land but lays eggs in the water.
Ask the students questions from the book
Review the three stages of the life cycle of a frog
Objectives Life Science: 3. Understand characteristics, structures, life cycles and environments of organisms. Language Arts: 1.e. The student will develop and apply knowledge of words and word meanings to communicate.
NETS Standard 2.a Communication and Collaboration- interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Center One The students will create a frog life cycle diagram. The students will be expected to recall the three stages in the life cycle and glue them in order on the diagram. The diagrams will be graded with a rubric.
Rubric for Diagram
Center Two The students will create a frog book. The frog book will have one page for each stage in the life cycle. The students will draw the life cycle stages.
Center Three The students will come to the classroom computers two at a time. The students will comment on the classroom blog. The teacher will type the students comments. The teacher will read the comments on the blog to the students
Classroom Blog http://arditcha.edublogs.org/
Life Cycle Video http://animoto.com/play/akLNW7Fr3pEByW4x6ZOO2w?utm_content=challenger After center time, the students will regroup and review what they learned and discuss the life cycle of the frog again.
After the lesson When this lesson is complete, the students would continue learning about frogs. The teacher could teach the students how a frog survives and give the students information about a frog.