Did you know that in 2012, we learned that there were 7,000 species of amphibians known? Our friend, The Wiggly Tendrils, wrote a catchy song just to celebrate amphibians! Now there are over 8,000 species of known amphibians. The song remains a winner. Enjoy! This music video was produced by the California Academy of Sciences and Grant Inouye.
What is a caecilian? Boy, can they dance! The Wiggly Tendrils wrote this song to celebrate the 200th species of caecilian described. The Caecilian Cotillion is so catchy, that students at Ex'pression College (Emeryville, California) captured their secrets here.
Our Neighbors Frog and Toad (24 pages PDF) -- Emma Steigerwald, UC Berkeley graduate student, with a team of high school students at The Innovation Center of St Vrain’s Valley Schools (Lily Herring, Adah McMillan, Cara Robbins, Corey Savickas, & Pamela Tseng), designed this educational comic. Leer en español aquí
Metamorphosis - Learn about the amphibian life cycle and how they develop from their (typically) aquatic phase to their terrestrial phase. This lesson plan can also be adapted to different species by searching the AmphibiaWeb's CalPhoto Library associated with each species! Expand on this lesson plan for more advanced students by including direct developing amphibians as examples and for discussion points. You can also pair this with the AmphibiaWeb Life Cycle coloring page .
Soak it Up - Learn why amphibians' permeable skin makes them susceptible to pollution and why that makes them great bio-indicators.
Toad Abode - Learn how to make an inviting habitat for a toad using this activity, which leaves room for creativity and art.
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