In this activity, students discuss the importance of observation in science. They are given the opportunity to observe an image of a native frog and record their observations.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- appreciate the importance of observation (the act of noting and recording something) rather than merely looking or seeing
- explain why good observation skills are important for scientists
- discuss important features of one of our native frogs and make inferences from their observations and background knowledge.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- instructions on what you need and what to do
- discussion questions
- ideas for extending your students
- Maud Island frog image.
Visit this Australian education website (Victoria Department of Education and Training) for a discussion of student versus scientific views.
Visit the NZFROG website for lots of information about frogs in New Zealand.