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FC: AMPHIBIANS OF THE RAINFOREST | By: Ms. Peralta | By: Ms. Peralta

1: Table of Contents | What are amphibians? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 1 The Rainforest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2 Amphibians of the Rainforest: The Red-Eyed Tree Frog. . . . . . . .page 3 Red-Eyed Tree Fog: Where it Lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 Red-Eyed Tree Frog: Description and Characteristics . . . . . . . . page 5 and 6 Red-Eyed Tree Frog: Reproduction and Life Cycle. . . . . . . . . . . page 7 and 8 Red-Eyed Tree Frog: Fun Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9 and 10 Amphibians of the Rainforest: The Pacific Giant Salamander. . page 11 Glossary

2: What is an amphibian? | They have an internal skeleton, also called an endoskeleton. | Amphibians have moist, smooth and slippery skin. The skin is scaleless and permeable. | Amphibians are ectotherms. Their body temperatuer usually varies with the environment. | Their eggs need to be moist to survive. Amphibian's eggs are not dry and hard like those of reptiles and birds. | When amphibians hatch from their eggs they have gills. Are they grow, most amphians grow lungs to breath with. | Their feet are covered with skin. They have no claws. | 1

3: The Rainforest | What makes a Rainforest? Location: They are located in the tropics Rain: At leat 80 inches of rain a year. Climate: It is warm the entire year. Structure: It has several layers. The forest floor, understory layer, canopy layer, and emergent layer. Different animals and plants grow in the different layers.. | 2

4: Red Eyed Tree Frog | Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) . | Example by: Ms. Peralta | 3

5: it's always spring in a mother's heart | This frog is can be found in southern Mexico and central America. | This frog's habitat is in the lowland rainforest areas near water sources for their soffspring. | 4

6: Description: The red-eyed tree frog is green with big bulging eyes, blue streaks, and orange toes. | When the red-eyed tree frog is asleep it hides it's bright colors.When it is in danger, it shows it's big red eyes and blue stripes to confuse or disinterest predators. | 5

7: HOW BIG?Female frogs are bigger than males. Females can grow up to 3-6 cm and males only grow up to be about 3 cm long! | They have suction cups under their toes that allow them to climb things such as trees. | 6

8: The female carefully chooses where she will lay her eggs. She lays them underneath a leaf near a water souce. Once the eggs hatch, tadpoles slide down the leaf and into the water. | When the frog lays her eggs...it is the beginning of a life cycle. | REPRODUCTION | 7

9: 1.) EGGS-First the frog lays many eggs, called spawn, that are covered with a jelly like coating. | 2.) TADPOLE- When the eggs hatch tadpoles come out. Tadpoles have gills for breathing and a tail. | 3.) METAMORPH- Metamorphs are also known as froglets. The tadpoles begin to grow and lungs replace their gills. The front and back legs begin to grow but they still have a tail. They are getting ready to live on land. | 4.) FROG- When the lungs are fully formed the tail disappears. The frog is now ready to live on land. Soon, it will lay it's own eggs and the cycle will begin once again. | 8

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11: Smile As Sweet As Spring | Fun Facts: *Red-eyed tree frogs live to be about 5 years old. *It eats moths, crickets, and other tasty insects. *These frogs are nocturnal and sleep during the day. * It is not an endangered specie, but it's habitat is being destroyed. *Red-eyed tree frogs can be kept as a pet. *When they are young they are brown. They begin to turn green as they grow. | 10

12: This is an example of what one person's contribution to the book should look like. Everyone was put into one of the following groups: amphibians, mammals, reptiles, anthropods, birds. Each group will work as a team to create one book on their type of animal. Remember, you must create between 6 and 8 pages for your own animal. Make sure to showcase your own artwork. Don't forget to add new vocabulary words to the glossary. Use the text features we have learned in class in your pages. Be creative!

14: GLOSSARY | Ectotherms- Endangered- Endoskeleton- The internal skeleton of amphibians. Froglet- Metamorphs- Nocturnal- It is active during the day and asleep during the night. Premeable- Spawn- | Add new vocabulary words that you use in your pages here. Write their definition. Remember, the glossary is alphabetized.

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  • Title: Amphibians of the Rainforest
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