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Friday, 6 August 2010

tadpoles and frogs

Lately the children have shown interest in frogs. They looked over the project that we did last summer on frogs and tadpoles. The children wanted to have some tadpoles in Preschool. This interest was strengthened when we read “Big changes for tiny tadpole” at mat time. The children brainstormed what they would like to learn throughout the investigation. The children were made aware of the fact that some of the tadpoles won’t turn into frogs because it was winter, yet we still carried on with this project as it is a great learning experience for the children to practically understand why tadpoles might not turn into frogs in winter. We decided that we will provide a warm environment for the tadpoles by placing them in a glass container and putting that container into the turtle tank where the water temperature is maintained at 25 degrees using the heater. We are hopeful that this will create a warm environment for our tadpoles.
The curiosity of children about tadpoles and frogs led to this amazing project. We believe that raising tadpoles and watching them emerge into adult frogs is a fascinating experience. This process is called “Metamorphosis” (change of form).
To extend the children’s interest further, we will get more information through reading books and searching the internet.

1 comment:

Regent said...

What a great investigation and one that I am yet to explore with myself. Good luck!

Regent Educare