Reptiles & Amphibians Show KS 1/2/3
A Live Reptiles and Amphibians Show - as seen at The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and The Association for Science Education National Conference
Live Reptiles and Amphibians usually including:
Fire bellied toad
Find out the difference between reptiles and amphibians.
Get really close!
Watch the way they move.
Find out what they eat, where they live and how they are adapted.
Watch a frog leap!
See an Iguana climb!
Touch a gecko
Touch or hold a snake!
Up to five shows of one to three classes in your hall per day.
Some reptile and amphibian facts:
There are over 7000 reptiles worldwide
There are over 4000 Amphibians
All are cold blooded
Largest snakes – Reticulated python of SE Asia and the Anaconda of S America -10m
Smallest – Blind snake 10.8cm
Largest lizard – Komodo Dragon – 3m
There are about 700 poisonous snakes in the world and around 300 are capable of killing a human.
Most poisonous snakes – Taipan – Cobras – Mambas
All snakes are carnivores.
They poison or suffocate their prey
Snakes have muscles joined to their ribs
Snakes have hinged, stretchy jaws
Some sea snakes spend their whole lives in the sea
They have a Jacobson’s Organ in the roof of the mouth which analyses tastes and smells from the tongue
The smallest tortoise is the Speckled Cape 6-10cm
There are two venomous lizards – The beaded lizard and the Gila monster- W. USA to Central America
The most poisonous frog is the poison dart frog from South and Central America. Poisonous frogs secrete poison from their skin.
The largest frog is the African Goliath Frog that can reach 30cm
Largest amphibian – Asian Giant Salamander – 150cm
Smallest amphibians include the Izecksohn’s toad from Brazil - 1cm
The common toad lives for up to 10 years in the wild but can live for 40 years in captivity.
Big BugsMartin the bug man brings bugs, insects and other animals to your school. Colchester essex ipswich london. Big large colourful exotic bugs praying mantis beetle roach
© Dan Ambrose & Martin Rapley 2005