Make it alive: spotted tree frogs

TLF ID L6358

Investigate the stream habitat of the endangered spotted tree frog. Discover what these frogs eat in the developing stages of their life. Find enough food so the frogs develop from the tadpole stage through to adulthood. Help the tadpoles escape from predatory fish such as the introduced rainbow trout. Search for safe places in the bottom of the stream habitat where the tadpoles can shelter. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Highlights the threats to the survival of an endangered Australian species by using a game-based activity.
  • Provides students with images and brief texts about the spotted tree frog and its habitat.
  • Simulates the stream habitat of the spotted tree frog, including predator and competitor species, over the period of metamorphosis.
  • Provides feedback to events during the activity.
  • Supports repeated use by encouraging students to explore ways to improve the tadpoles' chances of survival.
Year level

3; 4

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Liquid Animation Pty Ltd
  • Organization: Liquid Animation Pty Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Cathy Miller
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Pam Miskin
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Lynda Matthews
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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