Adventures in Unschooling

Posts Tagged ‘tadpoles

At first they were very small.

But now they are bigger and we are starting to see some arm buds.

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We are growing frogs.

Here is the life cycle we have amassed so far.

Stage 7: There are no more gills and the body is larger. The eyes are also visible here.

Stage 6: The taddie develops gills.

Stage 5: Tail shape is changing. More growth.

Stage 4: Fully hatched. They eat boiled lettuce.

Stage 3:

Stage 2: Eggs are changing shape.

This happened in a very short amount of time. When the weather is cold, it can take two years for a frog to reach maturity. When it is warm (like my house), it can take weeks.

We went frog hunting the other day and couldn’t find any. We could hear them croaking very loudly in the distance but no matter how far we walked they were always just a little bit further.

After admitting defeat, we started walking home.

I spotted this clump of frog eggs in the ditch. I thought, if I can not find some, I will grow some.

Stage 1: In natural habitat (I only took a very small amount -this is what was left when I was done).