Herps and Humans
One reason people often fear or dislike herps is because they perceive the animals as being very different from themselves. But as this part of the lesson demonstrates, herps and humans are amazingly similar.
Extend the Activity!
Have the students make "adaptation posters" with lines pointing
to special herp features that humans don't have, along with brief explanations
of the feature's survival value. (You can assign the students certain herps
to work with, or have them choose their own.) For example, a poster of a
tree frog could point out the frog's toe pads, along with a sentence explaining
how the toe pads help the frog cling to branches high above the forest floor.
The poster could also point out the frog's throat sac, moist skin, bright
colors, and so on.