Animal Biodiversity Bonus

Our Mystery Science today was a study of biodiversity using the frogs of North America.  In the activity, students learn to identify frogs by their unique calls and investigate which of two locations has a greater variety of frogs using only sound.  We are used to making observations using our eyes, so doing hearing observations was very intriguing.

The students were wondering if they could find out more about our local frogs so they could do this activity outside in the spring.  Family Spring Celebration idea maybe?

As an extension of the lesson, we used this nature soundmap to listen to sounds around the world, from whales and howler monkeys to icebergs clacking each other and desert winds.  Try it!  We think you’ll be entranced too.

Very cool Nature Soundmap!