What are some amphibians that you know of? Frogs, salamanders, and newts are all good examples! Can you think of any others?
Think about some reptiles and some amphibians. Compare their similarities and their differences. Why do you think it's important or helpful for scientists to separate these two kinds of animals, instead of keeping them all in the same group together??
Sources & links
“Amphibians.” National Geographic Animals. 29 Sep. 2009 < http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians.html> “Amphibians.” Animal Bytes. The San Diego Zoo. 29 Sep. 2009 < http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/a-amphibians.html> “What is an ‘Amphibian’?” Pennsylvania State Fish & Boat Commission. 29 Sep. 2009 < http://www.fish.state.pa.us/anglerboater/2003/ma03angler/p3whatamp.pdf>