|DIRECTIONS What hops on land, swims in the water, and eats insects? Our friend, the frog! Learn lots of surprising facts about frogs as you explore these great Web sites. First, print out the crossword puzzle so you can write down your answers. (Click on the puzzle for a printable version.) Then click on the links below to find the answers to the questions.|
4. Frogs have special features that help them survive: strong legs for jumping out of danger and eyes and nostrils on top of their heads. These allow them to breathe and keep an eye on things while the rest of their bodies remain hidden __.
5. The bright colors of tropical frogs serve as a warning to .
8. Grey treefrogs live in trees and shrubs. They are __ creatures, which means they are usually active during the evening and night.
10. The word frog in Spanish is _.
11. Unlike dry and warty toads, true frogs love moist environments and have smooth or slimy __ .
12. Many of the world's amphibians, including frogs, are endangered. One reason is the destruction of , such as the devastation of rain forests.
13. The earliest known frog appeared during the late _ period. Believe it or not, frogs have been jumping since the days of the dinosaurs!
14. The brightly colored poison arrow frog, found in the rain forests of Central and South America, has poison used by indigenous people for _ purposes.
15. Some frogs are known for their early spring "singing." If you lived in the eastern United States, you just might hear a frog called the Spring __.
1. Frog eggs first hatch into fish-like before changing into frogs.
2. Thanks to fresh water, you'll find frogs on every continent except _.
3. Frogs come in many different colors, but most are shades of leafy green or muddy __. These colors help them blend in with their surroundings.
6. The largest frog in the world is called the _ frog.
7. Did you know a group of frogs is called an "army"? A group of toads is called a _ .
9. Frogs are amphibians, a group of animals that can live on both land and water. They are similar to both fish and __ .
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