Crazy for Critters

14 07 2010

It is Crazy for Critters half -day camp this week at ACM and our campers are learning oodles about amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects. Did you know that amphibians and reptiles are not the same? Our campers have learned that there are several differences.

Such as…

Reptiles include alligators, crocodiles, turtles, and snakes. Amphibians include salamanders, toads, and frogs.

One difference between the two is the structure of their outer skin. Reptiles are covered with scales, shields, or plates, and their toes have claws. Amphibians, on the other hand, have moist, glandular skins, and their toes lack claws.

The eggs of reptiles have a thick, hard shell that protects the developing embryo from moisture loss, even on dry land. Where the eggs of amphibians lack a hard outer covering and, thus, must be laid in water or in damp places.

Check out these “turtles” our campers created today!

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7 03 2011
sharlene

awsome

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