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Is the Animal an Amphibian? (Grade 3)

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Is the Animal an Amphibian?

Instructions: Most amphibians start life in the water. As they grow, their bodies change greatly. Once grown, most amphibians move on to land. Amphibians have backbones. They are cold-blooded. Their skin is thin and moist. Decide if each animal is an amphibian.

A frog changes as it grows. It begins life as a tadpole. It lives in water and uses gills to breathe. Over time, it grows legs and lungs. Its tail shrinks. Once grown, the adult frog hops onto land!

Is a frog an amphibian?
  1. no
  2. yes
Snakes are covered in scales. Scales may look moist, but they are actually dry.

Is a snake an amphibian?
Pictograph - Snake
  1. no
  2. yes
A bird hatches from an egg. It has wings and feathers.

Is a bird an amphibian?
  1. no
  2. yes
A salamander may look like a lizard, but they are not the same. Most salamanders have legs. They have long tails. Many lizards have legs and long tails, too. But salamanders go through metamorphosis as they grow. Lizards do not!

Is a salamander an amphibian?
  1. no
  2. yes
A butterfly changes as it grows. The picture shows how it changes. A butterfly has no bones. It has a hard covering. The covering supports and protects the butterfly.

Is a caterpillar an amphibian?
Butterfly Lifecycle
  1. no
  2. yes

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