The process in which a tadpole turns into a frog is called metamorphosis, and it is an amazing transformation. Here we have broken metamorphosis down so you can see the stages a tadpole goes through as it develops into an adult.
Also, can tadpoles survive without water?
There are actually 46 distinct stages in a tadpole's metamorphosis into a frog with some tadpoles taking a few weeks whilst others take 2 years. Tadpoles can live out of water as long as they remain moist. This particularly helps (at least for a little while) when ponds start to dry up.
What happens to a tadpole's tail when it turns into a frog?
During metamorphosis the tadpole will develop back legs first, then front legs. The tadpoles turn into Froglets. The body shrinks and legs form. The Froglet's tail shrinks, the lungs develop and the back legs grow and then we have a Frog.