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Question Set: Amphibians

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. Tetrapods
    1. What is a tetrapod? Use your own words to define this term.
    2. What are some of the adaptations tetrapods have to life on land?
    3. Explain how these adaptations differed from their evolutionary predecessors, the bony fish.
  2. What environmental conditions are generally suitable for amphibians? Are these conditions common in ocean or coastal habitats?
  3. Why is the term “double-life” appropriate when describing an amphibian life cycle?
  4. Describe some important adaptations specific to amphibians?
  5. What is meant by courtship behaviors?

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