Can It Really Rain Frogs?

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I was assigned a project in school to pick a "perplexing question" from a list of 20(things like Is there a real Dracula?, and Do fish drink water?), answer it, then present the answer to the class in a creative way. I chose "Can it really rain frogs?" and decided to make a powerpoint about it.

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Can It Really Rain Frogs?

  1. 1. You’re about to find out! Can It Really Rain Frogs?
  2. 2. But first…
  3. 3. Fun Frog Facts! <ul><li>Frogs don’t drink; they absorb water through their skin. </li></ul><ul><li>The smallest known frog is about ½ inch long, and the largest known frog is about a foot long. </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 4,000 frog species in the world, with only 88 of them in the United S tate s. </li></ul><ul><li>The earliest known frog appeared during the late Jurassic period, about 190 million years ago! Scientists believe that the oldest frogs developed jumping legs to avoid being eaten by dinosaurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranidaphobia- Fear of frogs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Can It RAIN FROGS?? Now for the moment of truth….
  5. 5. NO.
  6. 6. rain noun WATER that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1 / 50  in. (0.5 mm) in diameter.
  7. 7. <ul><li>If a tornado or other extreme weather goes over a place populated with frogs, it can pick them up and drop them off somewhere else when the weather stops. This usually happens at the same time as rain. </li></ul>But they can fall from the sky with rain.
  8. 8. It doesn’t just happen with frogs, though. <ul><li>It has poured jellyfish before. </li></ul><ul><li>Also maggots, but they were frozen. </li></ul><ul><li>Fish have fallen on towns a lot more than frogs have. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Aftermath of frog “rain” Not for the lighthearted! Contains dead frogs!
  10. 10. Sources! <ul><li>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rain </li></ul><ul><li>Farndon, John. Do Not Open. New York: 2006, DK Publishers. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uN5elpiDsk </li></ul><ul><li>http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/jurrasic.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/myths.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://frog-facts.com/ </li></ul>

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