Inquiry Box: Florida's Reptiles & Amphibians
Suitable for: All ages but geared to K-3rd grade
- Discover the great variety of reptiles and amphibians that make their home in Florida: crocodilians, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders.
- Learn how reptiles and amphibians are the same and how they are different.
- Hold a snake shed and learn why and how snakes shed their skin.
- Learn what a tadpole is and how it is part of the transformation from egg to frog through the process called metamorphosis.
- Discover the difference between warm blooded and cold blooded animals by using a simple thermometer.
The Florida's Reptiles and Amphibian Inquiry Box (2 green suitcases) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, 6 replicas, word cards, laminated teaching aids and a teacher's guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.
Each box contains:
- Envelope A contains a real snake shed
- Envelope B has a hands on camouflage activity
- Envelope C contains a flat thermometer
- Envelope D contains 6 frog metamorphosis cards
- 2 sock puppets
- Replica of a snapping turtle
This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.