Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Is it really a frog?

Ok, so here are the latest pictures from the tank - the eggs are hatching and quite a few of the "tadpoles" are getting bigger. (just wish I had a better camera and could get some clearer pictures!)

In this week's Scholastic Student news that the 1st grade classes receive there is a story about things that live in the pond and it shows a baby newt - looks an awful lot like the things swimming in our tank. So this got the teacher and I thinking - is it really frog eggs that we found or something else??

But then, I found a picture in one of our frog books that shows a tadpole with "gills"

So the question is - do we have frogs or newts?

I guess we'll just have to wait and see!!! The kids in the class are having a great time writing about what they are observing and now they will be writing predictions about what they think is really living in the tank!
Stay tuned!

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