Froggy … You are Outta There!

Theme:Water Protection
Location:Baseball Diamond Field
Map #:28
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Purpose

Students are introduced to amphibians and the concept of limiting factors in a fun and active baseball simulation game. Using frogs as the amphibian example, students investigate the life cycle of amphibians and limiting population factors, such as habitat loss and pollution. Students become “frogs” and attempt to make it around the life cycle “bases” (egg, tadpole, sub-adult, and adult) without being caught by students representing limiting factors.

Key Messages

  • Amphibians are ectotherms that spend part of their live living in water and part living on land
  • Amphibians include frogs, toads, newts and salamanders
  • Amphibians are able to breathe through their skin making them very sensitive to environmental changes
  • Habitat loss and pollution are limiting factors that affect amphibian populations

 

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