Frog versus toad at Reinhard


In learning about the life cycles of frogs, Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center first-grade students in Bellmore met with science consultant Brian “Frogman” Walrapp and Tammy the tree frog, Freddy the toad and Bob the bullfrog, among others.

During the lesson, students became familiar with the creatures’ characteristics, including the differences in the shapes of their bodies, skin texture, vocalizations and position of their eyes on their heads. For instance, they learned that toads have eyes that do not protrude from their heads, while frogs have eyes that bulge from their heads.

The students are now viewing tadpoles in their classroom tanks and are recording their different stages during growth into frogs.