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All about frogs

Watch this video to learn all about frogs. How many different sorts of frogs live in Australia? Frogs live in the water and on land and belong to a group of animals called amphibians. What do frogs eat? Can you describe the life cycle of a frog?

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Bioinformatics

This website is devoted to Victoria's indigenous butterflies, snakes, frogs, mammals and lizards.

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'Frog atlas' for South Australia - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map showing where frog species are found in South Australia, and is known as the 'Frog atlas'. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and ...

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Creatures in the garden

See creepy crawly creatures as you've never seen them before. Discover how important wild creatures are to the health of gardens. Find out how you can entice a wide variety of creatures to a garden you know well!

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Animals that like wet weather

Imagine a place where it rains most of the time. What sort of creatures might live there? This clip shows a very wet place where the animals need lots of water to survive.

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Quoll rescue

Discover what threatens a native Australian predator and how scientists are hoping to save it from extinction. This clip about quolls in the Northern Territory describes the causes of its decline and a rescue strategy to save it from extinction. The strategy has a surprising twist - it features the very thing that is threatening ...

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Fortissimo frogs frustrate family

How could words convey the nightly racket of hundreds of croaking frogs outside your bedroom window? Can you think of ways to engage readers' senses so that they 'experience' the frog chorus? A use of imagery is one of them. It's something we'll explore in this humorous story about the perils of frogs. Could you write or ...

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5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Rocket Frog lift-off!

The Rocket Frog is a champion jumper. If it were human-sized, its long-jumps would measure 170 metres! Find out what makes the Rocket Frog's tiny body so well suited to leaping long distances.

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Animal search: is it an amphibian?

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset where the adult female lays eggs. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify an amphibian. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. ...

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Animal groups: at the zoo 2

Look at groups of animals: invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Explore characteristics of common species. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Animal search: is it an amphibian? [ESL]

Identify five amphibians from among other types of animals. Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset which have slimy skin. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify an amphibian. This learning ...

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Animal search: is it an amphibian: assessment

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify an amphibian. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, and then identify a subset that have slimy skin. Answer true/false questions about features of amphibians. ...

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Animal classification: assessment

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Create your own Venn diagram to compare two animal groups. For example, show that having a backbone is common to both mammals and fish. View and print out an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of four objects.

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Animal search: is it an amphibian: assessment: teacher guide

Use this guide with 'Animal search: is it an amphibian: assessment' (L9178). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. Read notes on the main anticipated levels ...

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Animal Olympians: rocket frog

This is a clip showing close-up images of the rocket frog ('Litoria spp') jumping through the air onto rocks and vegetation and into the water. The footage of the leaps is in slow motion and has been filmed at night. The narrator compares the distance covered in the jumps to that of a human long jumper, and explains some ...

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Production still for 'Cane Toads - An Unnatural History', 1987

This is a black-and-white photograph of screenwriter, producer and director Mark Lewis with a stuffed cane toad. The photograph was taken for the documentary 'Cane Toads - An Unnatural History'.

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Animal classification: assessment: teacher guide

Use this guide with 'Animal search: classification: assessment' (L9179). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. Read notes on the main anticipated levels ...

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How is a frog able to swim in trees?

This is a teaching-learning resource containing teaching strategies and student activities about the dependence of plants and animals on each other and the environment for survival. The resource has seven tabs, six of which are relevant. The first four set out the steps in the suggested pedagogical sequence and include ...

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Too cold for cane toads

A new study reported in this video segment has looked at how temperatures impact cane toad movement and has aided in the development of a model that indicates that their geographical spread is limited. An excellent example of the use of mathematical modelling in scientific research and how scientists have tried to address ...

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Above the snowline

This ABC In Depth feature article gives a range of examples of adaptations and responses of Australian alpine ecosystems, plants and animals to cold conditions.