Years ago, while standing in my driveway at night, a frog hopped onto my foot. I probably screamed (wouldn't you?) but when I saw what it was, I bent down to pick him up. We kept the frog for awhile, feeding him live crickets and naming him Hoppy, before releasing him into a wetlands preserve near our house. These sites are for you, Hoppy. Wherever you may be.
"Frogs are members of the zoological class called Amphibia. Amphibians are cold-blooded (or poikilothermic) vertebrate animals. They differ from reptiles in that they lack scales and generally return to water to breed." From facts to fun, All About Frogs covers all the froggie bases. For school reports, you'll find "true, weird and wacky facts" as well as a brief explanation of the environment threats faced by frogs. For pet owners, there is a guide to buying your first frog, and an FAQ covering common questions.
This AMNH site is my frog pick of the day, with frog sounds, a Dart Poison Frog Vivarium (visit to learn why the dart poison frogs on display at the museum in New York are actually harmless), a peek into the work of the museum's professional herpetologists, and fun frog facts. "Frogs were the first land animals with vocal cords. Male frogs have vocal sacs - pouches of skin that fill with air. These balloons resonate sounds like a megaphone, and some frog sounds can be heard from a mile away."
The Exploratorium's online frog exhibit brings us well-written articles, illustrated with photos and video clips. The lead feature, The Amazing Adaptable Frog, is a must see, as is the click-and-hear (ribbit, ribbit) Frog Tracker exhibit. For something a little different, venture beyond biology with Tales and Tours, where you can become acquainted with Frog City, Louisiana or learn about Frog Myths Across Cultures.
Oodles of frog facts organized as questions and answers make All About Frogs an excellent destination. Beyond the Q's and A's you'll find frog crafts, songs and poems, original froggie clipart (free for non-commercial use), and links to lesson plans for K-8 teachers. Although the bulk of this site is for elementary students, middle and high-school students will find links to sites with more in-depth coverage under More Frog Facts and Information.
Wow! With excellent content for elementary and middle-school students and dozens of printable worksheets for elementary grades, this KidZone section is surely a crowd pleaser. Frog Facts is organized into thirteen chapters, from "Frogs are Amphibians" to "Frog Species" such as Darwin's Frog and Goliath Frog. Frog Activities is my favorite click, because it houses more than a dozen printable worksheets such as the Life Cycle of Frogs and a Frog Picture Book.