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Interactive video lesson plan for: "Metamorphosis (Tadpole Into a Frog)" song about frog life cycle for elementary science lessons

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Ready for another? The wetland rap is gonna blow you away!

Lucas Miller sings his award-winning song about the life cycle of a frog live for a captivated audience. With a reggae-inflected groove and clever lyrics, this is one of the "singing zoologist's" most popular tunes and definitely something different in educational children's music.

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Metamorphosis, Meta- meta- Metamorphosis
I’m gonna be more than this, just wait and see
Metamorphosis, Meta- metamorphosis
I’m gonna transform from this tadpole into a frog

(Gather round the pond, my little tadpoles and I’ll sing you a song of metamorphosis)
Once upon a wetland
I was stuck inside an egg and
There wasn’t very much to see
So I wiggled ‘til I broke free
I kind of looky like a fishy
With my tail goin’ swishy
I’ve got gills on my neck
I’ve got no legs yet
But just you wait and you will see a


(The days go by and, sure enough, things begin to change . . . )
Hey, everybody look at me
More like a frog I’m beginning to be
I’m kicking with my little back legs back there
I’m growing lungs for breathing air
Does my tail look smaller to you?
I am a transformer it’s true
Soon my front legs are gonna sprout
And my eyes will start bugging out
I always believe and in sweet time I know I will achieve a


(Now my tail’s getting shorter and shorter and shorter and my tongue’s getting longer and
longer and longer . . . )
Coming soon to a lily pad near you
A little green froggie so brand new
I’ll be hoppin’ on the riverside
Huntin’ for a dragonfly
Gonna catch it with my long & sticky tongue
And take a deep breath with brand new lungs
And sing a song in the sun
For this new life that I’ve begun
So just you wait and I guarantee


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