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Grades
K-3  |  4-6     7-8  |  9-12

Grades K-3

FrogLand

Although this site doesn't have much in the way of curriculum content, it offers a good introduction to amphibians, their life cycle, and care.  There are fun froggy jokes, a coloring book, and weird frog facts, all of which can supplement a unit on amphibians for younger learners.

FrogWeb

This Web site, an inter-agency initiative amongst federal, state, and non-profit agencies, and the education and conservation communities, provides comprehensive information about amphibians for both scientists and the general public.  Keep abreast of the latest information about amphibian declines and deformities, volunteer your class for various amphibian monitoring activities, and check out the "Educational Resources" and "FrogFun for Kids" areas for a variety of classroom projects and activities.

Turtle Trax

Although this non-profit organization's site does not contain lesson plans, it does offer teachers plenty of endearing biographies and color photos of specific turtles who have lived in the Honokowai Marine Preserve in Hawai'i, an overview of threats to marine turtles, and actions that everyday citizens can take to help preserve them.

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Grades 4-6

Birmingham (AL) Zoo's Animal Omnibus:  Amphibians

A collection of links to specific Web resources for dozens of species of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders, plus links to general amphibian information.  If you need information about a particular species, this is a good starting point.

Birmingham (AL) Zoo's Animal Omnibus:  Reptiles

Looking for information on a specific species of crocodilian, lizard, snake, or turtle?  This is a good reference to get you started; the site features links to hundreds of Web resources.

Classification of Plants & Animals

Introduce your students to basic taxonomic principles using this set of classroom exercises with everyday materials, developed by the Franklin Institute Online.

FrogLand

Although this site doesn't have much in the way of curriculum content, it offers a good introduction to amphibians, their life cycle, and care.  There are fun froggy jokes, a coloring book, and weird frog facts, all of which can supplement a unit on amphibians for younger learners.

FrogWeb

This Web site, an inter-agency initiative among federal, state, and non-profit agencies, and the education and conservation communities, provides comprehensive information about amphibians for both scientists and the general public.  Keep abreast of the latest information about amphibian declines and deformities, volunteer your class for various amphibian monitoring activities, and check out the "Educational Resources" and "FrogFun for Kids" areas for a variety of classroom projects and activities.

Reviled & Revered:  Toads, Turtles, Snakes, Salamanders, and Other Creepers & Crawlers

From the Smithsonian Institution, this set of activities focuses on common feelings and misperceptions about herps, and seeks to overcome them through discussion, role play, and online activities.

Turtle Trax

Although this non-profit organization's site does not contain lesson plans, it does offer teachers plenty of endearing biographies and color photos of specific turtles who have lived in the Honokowai Marine Preserve in Hawai'i, an overview of threats to marine turtles, and actions that everyday citizens can take to help preserve them.

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Grades 7-8

Birmingham (AL) Zoo's Animal Omnibus:  Amphibians

A collection of links to specific Web resources for dozens of species of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders, plus links to general amphibian information.  If you need information about a particular species, this is a good starting point.

Birmingham (AL) Zoo's Animal Omnibus:  Reptiles

Looking for information on a specific species of crocodilian, lizard, snake, or turtle?  This is a good reference to get you started; the site features links to hundreds of Web resources.

Classification of Plants & Animals

Introduce your students to basic taxonomic principles using this set of classroom exercises with everyday materials, developed by the Franklin Institute Online.

FrogWeb

This Web site, an inter-agency initiative amongst federal, state, and non-profit agencies, and the education and conservation communities, provides comprehensive information about amphibians for both scientists and the general public.  Keep abreast of the latest information about amphibian declines and deformities, volunteer your class for various amphibian monitoring activities, and check out the "Educational Resources" and "FrogFun for Kids" areas for a variety of classroom projects and activities.

Reviled & Revered:  Toads, Turtles, Snakes, Salamanders, and Other Creepers & Crawlers

From the Smithsonian Institution, this set of activities focuses on common feelings and misperceptions about herps, and seeks to overcome them through discussion, role play, and online activities.

Turtle Trax

Although this non-profit organization's site does not contain lesson plans, it does offer teachers plenty of endearing biographies and color photos of specific turtles who have lived in the Honokowai Marine Preserve in Hawai'i, an overview of threats to marine turtles, and actions that everyday citizens can take to help preserve them.

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Grades 9-12

The Amphibian Embryology Tutorial

From the University of Wisconsin, this tutorial is part of an ongoing project designed to implement multimedia and computer-based learning materials as a supplement to lecture and discussion in the university undergraduate classroom.

Birmingham (AL) Zoo's Animal Omnibus:  Amphibians

A collection of links to specific Web resources for dozens of species of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders, plus links to general amphibian information.  If you need information about a particular species, this is a good starting point.

Birmingham (AL) Zoo's Animal Omnibus:  Reptiles

Looking for information on a specific species of crocodilian, lizard, snake, or turtle?  This is a good reference to get you started; the site features links to hundreds of Web resources.

FrogWeb

This Web site, an inter-agency initiative amongst federal, state, and non-profit agencies, and the education and conservation communities, provides comprehensive information about amphibians for both scientists and the general public.  Keep abreast of the latest information about amphibian declines and deformities, volunteer your class for various amphibian monitoring activities, and check out the "Educational Resources" and "FrogFun for Kids" areas for a variety of classroom projects and activities.

Interactive Frog Dissection

A useful preparation tool for actual frog dissection, or a substitute for the dissection lab, this site, created at the University of Virginia, is designed for use by high school biology students.  Full color photos accompany dissection instructions, and students can then "practice" their incision technique and receive feedback.

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