In this activity, the student will use a model to learn how the unique adaptations of amphibians allow for water to permeate through their skin and how that impacts their survival. This activity is available in both English and Spanish.
By completing this lesson, your students will be able to:
- Create a model of amphibian skin using eggs.
- Record observations in a notebook or journal.
- Explain how the skin of an amphibian makes it highly susceptible to pollution and toxins in water.
More About this Lesson Plan
Wildlife Science @ Home is a collection of wildlife-related science experiments that can be carried out at home (or anywhere) using common household materials. The activities are appropriate for students of all ages. They address Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts that can be applied across all grade levels. However, content for individual activities will better address standards at specific grade levels. These activities are available in both English and Spanish.
In this activity, the student will use a model to learn how the unique adaptations of amphibians allow for water to permeate through their skin. The student will evaluate the benefits and problems that this adaptation provides to the animals and how it might explain some of the amphibian population decline we are witnessing around the world.
This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:
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