Frog watch: use a field journal. (Critical Thinking).
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The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.
[Greek herpeton, reptile (from herpein, to creep) + -logy. . You are observing frogs in a tropical rainforest Tropical rainforests are rainforests generally found near the equator. They are common in Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, and on many of the Pacific Islands. , and you've noticed flogs doing strange things that leave you scratching your head in wonder. But that's okay! A scientist always starts with questions--not answers.
Below are notes from your field diary. Write an educated guess, or hypothesis, to explain each frog's adaptation, a change that helps the frog frog, common name for an amphibian of the order Anura. Frogs are found all over the world, except in Antarctica. They require moisture and usually live in quiet freshwater or in the woods. survive in its environment. Of course, in real life, a field diary is just the beginning. Confirming your hypothesis could take years of field observation, data collection, and lab work.
Directions: Read the information below and hypothesize hy·poth·e·size
v. hy·poth·e·sized, hy·poth·e·siz·ing, hy·poth·e·siz·es
To assert as a hypothesis.
To form a hypothesis. why each frog developed the trait trait (trat)
1. any genetically determined characteristic; also, the condition prevailing in the heterozygous state of a recessive disorder, as the sickle cell trait.
2. a distinctive behavior pattern. described.
Species Name Description of Question Hypothesis: Adaptation/Trait Reason for Adaptation Golden Frog These brilliant Why do these Hand signals (Atelopus yellow frogs sit frogs use hand could be an zeteki) on rocks beside signals to adaptation to rushing streams or communicate the roar of rivers and wave even though they rushing their front legs can make vocal water, which at one another to calls? drowns out communicate. The the sound of cascading water is the frogs' extremely loud. calls. Suriname Toad Most frogs flick Why do they eat (Pipa pipa) out their tongues with their to catch food. fingers and not These frogs eat their tongues? with their fingers. Class Frog Females lay eggs Why lay eggs on (Centrolenella on leaves leaves above the fleishmanni) overhanging stream instead of streams. Males in the water? guard eggs until they hatch. Newly hatched tadpoles fall off leaves and plop into stream.
Don't Stop Now: What steps might you take to confirm each hypothesis?