Ch 4: Reptiles & Amphibians Lesson Plans

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Make learning about reptiles and amphibians fun and exciting with the lesson plans provided in this helpful teacher resource chapter. You can use these lesson plans and resources to update your curriculum and create homework assignments, classroom discussions and activities.

Reptiles & Amphibians Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This engaging lesson plan chapter helps you create curriculum about amphibians and reptiles that will grab the attention of your students. Topics covered by these plans and lessons include tadpoles, alligators and the life cycles of frogs, snakes and turtles. You can work on your curriculum and lesson plans at whatever time is best for you with this mobile-friendly and professionally-designed chapter.

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  • Interests kids: These lessons and lesson plans are written specifically to grab the attention and interest of young learners.
  • Meets educational standards: Boost your teaching confidence by using these lesson plans, which meet all the necessary educational criteria.
  • Makes planning easier: Our lesson plans are ready to be added directly into your curriculum, taking the worry and stress out of planning and class preparation.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning lessons ib reptiles and amphibians easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific reptile and amphibian topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related reptiles and amphibians lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important reptiles and amphibians concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant reptiles and amphibians-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

32 Lessons in Chapter 4: Reptiles & Amphibians Lesson Plans
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Snakes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Snakes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students all about snakes. An informational text guides students as they ask and answer questions and apply learned content to an activity.

Snake Life Cycle Lesson Plan

2. Snake Life Cycle Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the life cycle of a snake with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains a snake's lifecycle and how it lives. They will also discuss content and apply understanding in active cooperative learning.

Snake Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle

3. Snake Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle

There are many different kinds of snakes in the world, but not all of them are venomous. This lesson will teach you about snakes, where they live, their life cycle and some other cool facts about these slithering reptiles.

Life Cycle of a Turtle Lesson Plan

4. Life Cycle of a Turtle Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the life cycle of a turtle with this lesson plan. Start by reading an information text with students that explains the stages of a turtle's life cycle, then support concepts with hands-on games and activities.

Life Cycle of a Turtle: Lesson for Kids

5. Life Cycle of a Turtle: Lesson for Kids

Turtles have a life cycle similar to yours. However, they have to deal with different obstacles in nature to survive and become adults. Continue reading to learn about the interesting life cycle of a turtle.

Alligator Lesson Plan for Elementary School

6. Alligator Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Is it an alligator or a crocodile? Your students will be able to answer this question upon completion of this lesson plan which uses a text lesson and a hands-on activity to connect students with critical information on alligators.

Tadpole Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Tadpole Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What is a tadpole and how do they change throughout their lives? This lesson plan uses a text lesson designed for kids to explain important facts about tadpoles while an activity creates a visual reference for students.

Tadpoles Lesson for Kids: Lifecycle & Facts

8. Tadpoles Lesson for Kids: Lifecycle & Facts

Tadpoles are one stage in the life cycle of a frog. This lesson will teach you some interesting facts about tadpoles, what they look like, where they live and how they change into frogs.

Life Cycle of a Frog Lesson Plan

9. Life Cycle of a Frog Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students about finding the main idea and supporting details in informational text. Then create a foldable to show the life cycle of a frog.

Frog Life Cycle Lesson for Kids

10. Frog Life Cycle Lesson for Kids

Did you know that a frog starts its life in the water? When a frog is young, it can't jump at all because it doesn't have legs! In this lesson, we will learn about the life cycle of a frog.

Snakes Lesson Plan

11. Snakes Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will dive deeper into learning facts about snakes. They will use a graphic organizer to record what they learn from the informational text and summarize it in a haiku poem.

Snakes: Characteristics & Types

12. Snakes: Characteristics & Types

In this lesson, we'll be looking into the world of some of the most feared animals on Earth, snakes. We'll learn about some of the most common types and some interesting facts about these misunderstood creatures.

Reptiles Lesson Plan

13. Reptiles Lesson Plan

Reptiles can be interesting and scary at the same time. Your students will have an enjoyable learning experience as they watch a video about reptiles, create reptile profiles, play a game, and take a quiz.

Amphibians Lesson Plan

14. Amphibians Lesson Plan

There are so many amphibians in our world. Your students will learn more about these animals as they watch an interesting video about amphibians, view specimens, and create amphibian booklets.

Crocodile Lesson Plan

15. Crocodile Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about the crocodile. Students will be able to differentiate between various types of crocodiles, including the American crocodile, the Nile crocodile, and the saltwater crocodile.

Crocodile: Characteristics & Habitat

16. Crocodile: Characteristics & Habitat

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the general characteristics of crocodiles as well as some specific examples of different species. We'll talk about the conditions crocodiles need to survive as well as individual habitats for each species.

Frog Lesson Plan

17. Frog Lesson Plan

Frogs are such interesting animals. There is so much to learn about them! In this lesson plan, you can teach your students about the aquatic frog's lifespan, mating habits, and habitat.

Turtles Lesson Plan

18. Turtles Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the Chelonians (also known as turtles!). Use the informational text to facilitate a discussion with students. Students will create a crossword puzzle at the end to show what they have learned.

Turtles: History, Facts & Types

19. Turtles: History, Facts & Types

From the time of the dinosaurs come the chelonians, a group that includes turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. In this lesson, you'll discover their differences and similarities, as well as some other fun facts about these shelled creatures.

Cold Blooded Animals Lesson Plan

20. Cold Blooded Animals Lesson Plan

Educate your students about cold-blooded animals with this helpful lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take a related quiz to follow up, and participate in two activities that will reinforce new concepts.

Reptiles Lesson Plan for Elementary School

21. Reptiles Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about reptiles. They will explore the four main categories of reptiles and conduct a brief research and writing activity on a reptile of their choice.

Nematodes Lesson Plan

22. Nematodes Lesson Plan

There are many different worms surrounding us in every type of environment. Your students will begin learning about nematodes as they watch an interesting video about nematodes, create nematode posters, and complete a worksheet.

Frog Camouflage Lesson Plan

23. Frog Camouflage Lesson Plan

These lesson plans will help you teach your students about animal adaptations. Students will learn how various types of frogs camouflage themselves as a survival technique.

Frog Camouflage: Facts & Types

24. Frog Camouflage: Facts & Types

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the adaptation of camouflage in frogs. Here, we'll look at the advantages of camouflage and look at how frogs in different habitats use camouflage to their advantage.

Tadpole Lesson Plan

25. Tadpole Lesson Plan

Amphibians are unique in that they go through full metamorphosis. Your students will learn about the tadpole larval stage as they read and discuss a lesson and create tadpole-stages flipbooks.

Tadpoles: Definition & Stages

26. Tadpoles: Definition & Stages

If you've ever watched a tadpole become a frog, you know it is an amazing feat of science. This lesson will examine the stages that take place from egg to an adult frog, and will explore the weird and wacky world of a tadpole.

Frog Science Lesson Plan

27. Frog Science Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about the life cycle and behavior of frogs. Students will conduct their own research, and present their findings by creating museum-style educational dioramas.

Frog Habitat Lesson Plan for Elementary School

28. Frog Habitat Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Where do frogs live and how do they survive? Ask and answer questions like this about frog habitats with help from this lesson plan that features an informational text, hands-on frog exhibit projects, and a quiz.

Frog Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

29. Frog Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Students enjoy learning about different animals. In this lesson plan, they will identify and act out the stages of a frog's life cycle, and create an art project and informational text summary.

Cottonmouth Snake Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Cottonmouth Snake Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your elementary school students are going to learn about cottonmouth snakes. They will apply their knowledge to a creative writing assignment.

Snapping Turtle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

31. Snapping Turtle Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan introduces students to the amazing snapping turtle. Students will use an informational text as a shared reading, play a snapping turtle fact game, take a quiz and complete a fun project.

Boa Constrictor Lesson Plan for Elementary School

32. Boa Constrictor Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What's a boa constrictor and what does it eat? Teach students these and other facts about boa constrictors with this text-based lesson plan. After reading about boa constrictors, students will play a comprehension game and make a cooperative project.

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