Life cycle of a frog

Life cycle of a frog

I can name and describe the stages of a frog's life cycle.

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Life cycle of a frog

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Follow a frog’s journey from an embryo to a fully grown frog. This lesson provides illustrations to show how frogs grow, first developing gills and a tail as a tadpole, then developing lungs and legs as a froglet. Flow charts with descriptions are included to show students what this looks like, and the lesson ends with a blank circular flow chart for students to demonstrate what they've learned.



Learning Objective

Students will be able to name, in order, the four stages of a frog's life cycle.


A flow map is shown of a person’s life. One step is missing/empty and students have to draw or write in the missing stage. Explain that just as humans have stages in their lives, every living thing does too! Define what a life cycle is and explain that during a life cycle, living things may change or grow.


Begin showing students the life cycle of a frog with the embryo first. Then move on to the tadpole and froglet. Finally, describe the transformation into an adult frog. Have students drag the pictures and labels into the correct box to show the sequence of a frog’s life cycle. Next, students draw a line to match the life stage to its description. Then students read a passage about “Freddy the Frog.” Read the story of his life and drag the correct words to fill in the blanks. Finally, students will have to rearrange the images to put them in the correct order and match the description to each life stage.


Students respond to ten multiple-choice and true/false questions. They will also drag the images of each life stage to the correct place.


Students use the pencil tool to fill in the diagram. Have students draw, name, and describe each stage of the life cycle of a frog.

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