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Engaging activities inspired by recent scientific research...

                                                                    ready for your classroom!

The purpose of this website is to equip you with ready-to-go activities and resources inspired by research into the declining Baw Baw frog numbers.

It brings the Scientist and the Science into the classroom without the Scientist actually being there!


The content on this website is aimed at the Year 9 classroom.

Activities include:

- a guided-inquiry practical investigation

- a stop motion animation to understand the chytrid fungus

- a debate to consider ethics in scientific research

Links to the Victorian Curriculum:

1. Biological Sciences

Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (VCSSU121) 

- ​Multicellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment (VCSSU117).

2. Science Inquiry Skills

Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations (VCSIS140)

3. Science as a Human Endeavour

-The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (VCSSU116)



The Scientist

PhD student Tom Burns

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