Readers will explore the major amphibian groups—frogs, salamanders, and caecilians— including their anatomy, behavior, and conservation needs, and will learn about slime, venom, hibernation, and much more. Amazing Amphibians gives a full-color overview of amphibian life history, highlights a number of fascinating species, and explains characteristics of amphibians, such as egg-laying, metamorphosis, and ectothermy. With encouragement to “Try This,” “Look For,” and “Listen For,” kids participate in 30 hands-on activities that promote observation and analysis, writing and drawing, math and science, and nature literacy skills. This useful resource includes a glossary of scientific terms, a list of amphibian orders, and a teacher’s guide to initiate classroom discussion.
Published by: Chicago Review Press