Once the child has learned about the classes of vertebrates, particularly the Amphibians, they might be interested in learning about the parts of the frog.
The frogs are pretty common species to experiment on in higher years, to study the internal organs of the animal. I would not elaborate on my experience with them but it was quite unpleasant, especially the pithing. Poor animals.
For younger children, they need not observe the real thing if they do not prefer so. But having a model to look at will help them have a more concrete grasp on the subject.
- Materials to Support Learning the Parts of the Frog
- Printable Activities to Learn the Parts of the Frog
- Explore Other Parts of Vertebrates
Materials to Support Learning the Parts of the Frog
Includes knobs for easier holding and parts involving different parts of the animal, which helps isolate the part from the whole.
3D puzzle with internal organs and external parts for observation
Another species of frog with great attention to detail, for observing.
You can also provide printable materials to support this learning and help the child know the different parts of the frog.
Printable Activities to Learn the Parts of the Frog
1. Montessori Zoology 5-Part Nomenclature Cards
The Parts of a Frog Activity helps kids learn about how frogs move, use their sense of smell, eat, and reproduce.
This learning material have a purple border around each card and include a set of cards with 5 parts including the definitions and a booklet with descriptions about each part of the frog. This is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6.
Zoology Nomenclature Cards are unique to Montessori classrooms and provide an engaging alternative to textbooks and worksheets. They are a beautiful resource that encourages children to learn concepts, rather than rush through to “finish” a worksheet.
2. Control Chart and Fill-in Posters
After learning the individual parts of the frog, display the wall chart and invite the child to make her own wall chart of the parts of the frog with these printable poster sheets of 3 different charts:
- With color and label
- Without color, with label
- Without color, without label
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3. Montessori Zoology Definitions Booklets
For further work on the class Amphibia, you can introduce another animal in the class and study the different parts with nomenclature cards as well.
- Match pictures with labels.
- Create pictures, labels, and definitions.
- Create a booklet of animal parts nomenclature.
- Create a wall chart of animal parts nomenclature.
- Repeat the same procedure for other animals in the class.