• Audience
    Secondary school, Tertiary
  • Learning stage
    Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6
  • Learning area
    Careers, Science, Technology
  • Type
    Teaching resources, Virtual excursions

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Did you know that every frog species makes a different sound and that they can croak, whistle, bleat and even bark? This free virtual excursion with Dr Jodi Rowley will explain to students why frogs call, how they are adapted to survive in different environments and how recording their calls can help us understand and conserve our ecosystems.

Dr Jodi Rowley

Dr Jodi Rowley is the Curator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum Research Institute, the University of New South Wales, and is Lead Scientist for FrogID – Australia's citizen science project focusing on frogs. FrogID Week runs from 3-12 November 2023.

Dr Jodi Rowley
Selfie of Dr Jodi Rowley in the field at Top Crossing, Groote Eylandt, NT Image: Dr Jodi Rowley
© Dr Jodi Rowley

NSW Syllabus (for the Australian Curriculum)

Stage 3
Science and Technology Years K–6 Syllabus

  • ST3-4LW-S examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things
  • ST3-11DI-T explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data

Stage 4
Science Years 7–10 Syllabus

  • SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
  • SC4-15LW explains how new biological evidence changes people’s understanding of the world

Stage 5
Science Years 7–10 Syllabus

  • SC5-14LW analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems
  • SC5-15LW explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Stage 6
Biology Stage 6 Syllabus

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of organisms
  • BIO11-10 describes biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species
  • BIO11-11 analyses ecosystem dynamics and the interrelationships of organisms within the ecosystem