Reptiles vs. Amphibians Handout

Did you know that Wednesday, October 21st, was National Reptile Day? Download the handout below to learn about the difference between reptiles and amphibians.

While reptiles and amphibians are both cold blooded, they still have many important differences. Amphibians such as frogs and salamanders spend at least half of their lives in water. They have webbed feet and can breathe through gills, skin, or their lungs! As a result of all their time in water, amphibians usually have wet, slippery skin. Reptiles, however, tend to spend most of their lives out of water. There are some exceptions, such as turtles and alligators, but the main difference between these reptiles and amphibians is that they still need to use their lungs to breathe air! All reptiles have tough scales.

To learn how to draw the frog and chameleon in this handout, see this blog post on How to Draw Cartoons.