Teacher guide How is a frog able to swim in trees?

TLF ID M012740

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 students investigating what is necessary for their own survival, the interdependence of bromeliads and frogs, sustainable land management, and the different ways people think about land and its resources. The sixth provides an assessment rubric while the seventh provides links to resources including a storybook, species profiles, a slide show and information about Ecuador.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is of great value in targeting both the year 4 science content description about the way in which living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, and the sustainability cross-curriculum priority organising idea that life forms depend on the environment to survive. Student activities include identifying aspects of the local environment on which a chosen animal or plant depends, investigating the interdependence of bromeliads and frogs, identifying what is necessary for their own survival, and writing a story about the effect of removing bees or trees from the landscape.
  • This resource is of great value in targeting the year 4 geography content descriptions about the importance of environments, and about the significance of vegetation to the environment, people and sustainability. Student activities include researching the importance of the rainforest environment to the indigenous Chachi people of Ecuador, discussing the different ways people think about land and approach land use, and writing an essay that explores the way they think about the place where they live.
  • This resource is of substantial value in contributing to students attaining the achievement standards in year 4 geography and year 4 science.
  • This resource is of some value in targeting the geography content description about presenting information using a range of forms. The activities include students participating in class discussions and writing an essay and a story.
Year level

4

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Rainforest Alliance
  • Organization: Rainforest Alliance
  • URL: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Rainforest Alliance
  • Organization: Rainforest Alliance
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Copyright 1987-2013, Rainforest Alliance. You may download, copy, use and communicate this material free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements.