Amphibians: • have a backbone • are cold-blooded • have moist with no scales • have for part of its • live part of their in and part on land

All Rights Reserved 2018- © 2 Heart Teaching LLC. Amazing Amphibians The word “”means “living in two places." Amphibians are cool creatures that spend part of their lives in water and part on land. All amphibians are born in the water. When they are young, Examples: they have gills to take from the water. When they Let’s look at each group more closely: grow up, most develop so they can breathe air and live and : on land. However, some amphibians live in the water for their How can you tell the difference between a whole lives. and a ? Frogs and toads look alike. Most amphibians are with sticky to grab The main difference is that toads have their prey. Then they swallow it whole. One of its favorite bumpy skin whereas a frog's skin is smooth. snacks is insects. Frogs also have long muscular legs that give it the power to jump high into the air. Both All amphibians: frogs and toads are excellent swimmers. • have a backbone • are cold-blooded • have moist skin with no scales • have gills for a part of its life • live part of their lives in water and part on land and : Salamanders and newts look like but Amphibians are different from because they do not have smooth, slimy skin. Most live in a cool, moist . Newts live on land but have any scales. Instead, they have smooth, slimy skin. An return to the water to lay their . Some amphibian's skin is incredibly moist. This allows it to breathe salamanders stay in the water for their through its skin. whole lives. Amphibians go through a complete transformation to become an adult. This process is called . This process is not the same for all amphibians but most species go through some sort of metamorphosis. All amphibians start life as an . Eggs hatch into small -like looking creatures with gills and long . Over the next few months, they grow legs and : develop lungs. Unlike salamanders, frogs lose their tails. Caecilians look like giant . Because they live in the water or underground, they There are three types of amphibians: are rarely seen by people. 1. Frogs and toads 2. Salamanders and newts 3. Caecilians

All Rights Reserved 2018-Present © Heart 2 Heart Teaching LLC. Name: ______Amazing Amphibians What does the word “amphibian” mean? ______

How do amphibians breathe in the water? ______Name the five characteristics of all amphibians: 1. ______Tell one fact about salamanders: ______2. ______3. ______4. ______

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Compare and contrast frogs to toads using the Venn diagram below.

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All Rights Reserved 2018-Present © Heart 2 Heart Teaching LLC. Circle all the amphibians: Name five AMPHIBIANS characteristics of newts all amphibians: What do amphibians eat? toads

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© Heart 2 Heart Teaching 2 © Heart Heart LLC. 5. elephant frogs How are amphibians uniquely different from every other ? Tell one interesting fact What is metamorphosis? you learned about them: ______Compare and contrast reptiles to amphibians using the Venn Diagram. Venn the using amphibians to reptiles contrast and Compare Decide if each statement below is true or false: A 1. Amphibians start life as an egg.

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eptiles ______2. Amphibians do not have a backbone. P ______H - Present 3. Amphibians spend part of their b oth lives in water and part on land. I © Heart 2 Heart Teaching 2 © Heart Heart LLC. ______4. Amphibians have moist smooth B skin with no scales. a mphibians ______I 5. Many have sticky tongues to catch their prey. A ______6. Most go through a transformation called metamorphosis. N ______S