Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frog Research

A few weeks ago, our tadpoles arrived and my class has been so excited having them in our room. We have set up a lamp over their tank and the tadpoles really go crazy when we turn the lamp on. The quickly swim to get closer to the light.


My students voted on naming the tadpoles and the class agreed on Mario and Giggly Puff. This week we have been doing frog research projects to go along with our All About unit and my kids are so excited. One of my students told his partner, "This is so much fun!" His partner said "I know, I haven't done this in so long!" I love to see students excited about learning.

I explained to the class that they are frog scientist and that they will become the expert on their frogs. Then, they would create a product that displays what they had learned about their frogs. Today was the first day that they were in the creative phase of this project. Yesterday was their research day and tomorrow we will continue our projects. I am so excited to see how the finished product ends up.

8 comments:

  1. So I do a frog life cycle unit also but we can only do it in March because that is the only time the company says they are available. Can you tell me where you get your frogs from? I would really love and appreciate anything you have to help my unit become better.

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  2. I used to do the frog life cycle unit!!! It was so fun! I miss it though. Neat idea to do research on it! Oh, I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Sunshine Award! Head on over to get your award! I've had such a hard time getting to your blog...several links that people have for you aren't working. :(
    Thanks for all of your great ideas!
    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  3. My post won't be up until tomorrow...I guess I jumped the gun! I really love your blog! Such great stuff here...I just keep reading, and reading!
    Thanks!
    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  4. We ordered the frogs online from insectlore.com

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  5. Hilary, thank you so much. That is so sweet!

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