Enduring Understanding: Spotted salamanders have several life cycles.
Essential Question: How are salamanders born (live or egg)?
The students will be able to:
1) Correctly color a picture of spotted salamander life stages and number
2) number salamander life stages in the correct sequence.
1.) Spotted Salamander Life Stages Worksheet
2.) Spotted Salamander Life Stages Answer Sheet
3.) Spotted Salamander Life Stage Quiz
4.) Spotted Salamander Description
5.) Teacher Information Sheet
6.) Photos of spotted salamanders (Recommended website: http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/Nongame/salamanders/spotted_sal.htm)
7.) Colored Pencils
This is a blank copy of the worksheet the students will need to fill out while participating in the program. Download
Provides the teacher with the answers to the student worksheet on Spotted Salamander Life Stages. Download
To quiz the students after the activity, or during another class period. Download
Reading material for students to learn about the life cycles of spotted salamanders. This contains the information needed to fill out the worksheet for the program. Download
Provides teachers with facts and background information on Spotted Salamanders and life stages Download
Student Task: Discuss the reading with the students and then have the students look at the life stages worksheet. Ask the students which stage is first. Have them label the life stages with numbers or with descriptive words.
1.) Students will read or listen to the Spotted Salamander reading.
2.) Students will look at drawings of the life stages of a salamander and label the stages of in the correct order.
Teacher Closure: Tell students that salamanders are similar to frogs because frog lay eggs in the water too. Ask the students if they have ever seen tadpoles.