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African Dwarf Frogs

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This podcast is part of the series: Animal Habitats


Kellie Smithson & Cassie Raulston


Vestavia Hills Elementary School Central

Vestavia Hills City Schools


This podcast provides an overview of how to care for an African Dwarf frog. It was created by 4th grade students and is aligned with the AMSTI lesson of The Life Cycle of a Frog. 

Length: 4:24

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Leap Into The Life Cycle Of a Frog

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (4)
5. Describe the interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Describing behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in particular habitats
  • Examples:
    behaviors—migration, hibernation, mimicry;
    body structures—quills, fangs, stingers, webbed feet
  • Describing life cycles of various animals to include incomplete and complete metamorphosis
  • Examples: damsel fly, mealworms
  • Tracing the flow of energy through a food chain
  • Example: producer, first-level consumer, second-level consumer, and third-level consumer
  • Identifying characteristics of organisms, including growth and development, reproduction, acquisition and use of energy, and response to the environment
    SC (4)
    6. Classify animals as vertebrates or invertebrates and as endotherms or ectotherms.
  • Describing the organization of cells into tissues, organs, and organ system
  • Describing the grouping of organisms into populations, communities, and ecosystems
  • Classifying common organisms into kingdoms, including Animalia, Plantae, Protista, Fungi, Archaebacteria, and Eubacteria
    SC2015 (4)
    9. Examine evidence to support an argument that the internal and external structures of plants (e.g., thorns, leaves, stems, roots, colored petals, xylem, phloem) and animals (e.g., heart, stomach, lung, brain, skin) function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

    National/Other Standards:


    Science as inquiry
    * Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry

    Life Science
    * Characteristics of organisms
    * Life Cycles of Organisms
    * Organisms and their environments



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