Frog Facts For Kids Ages 9-12
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Frog Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting frog facts.
- Frogs are amphibians: Frogs belong to a group of animals called amphibians. The word amphibian means “double life.” Most amphibians start their lives in water and breathe through gills like fish. As adults, most live on land and breathe through lungs. Today there are more than 4,500 species of amphibians. Frogs and toads make up the largest amphibian order, called anurans. Scientists have found frog fossils that date back to the Jurassic period over 140 million years ago.
- Frogs breathe through their skin: Most frogs live near water. They don’t drink water, but instead absorb it through their skin. Frogs breathe through their nostrils, but they also breathe through their skin. A frog can breathe more than half the oxygen it needs through its skin, but only if it is wet. A frog will die if its skin dries out because it needs to be able to breathe through it.
- Poisonous frogs are brightly colored: Frogs come in an amazing assortment of colors. Frogs that live in the rainforest are vibrantly colored and may even be poisonous! Their bright colors are a warning for other animals to stay away! Poison dart frog is the common name for a group of poisonous frogs that are native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. The most poisonous of these frogs is the golden poison dart frog. Indigenous people who live near these poison dart frogs have used the poison on the end of blow-darts to aid in hunting wild animals.
In Frog Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Frogs Are Amphibians
- Frogs Are Vertebrates
- How Frogs Breathe
- There Are Different Species Of Frogs
- Some Frogs Are Poisonous
- What Frogs Look Like
- How Frogs Are Different Than Toads
- Where Frogs Live
- Why Some Frogs Hibernate
- What Frogs Eat
- What Eats Frogs
- Why Frogs Sing
- Where Frogs Lay Eggs
- How Tadpoles Change