In this activity, students consider the conservation of native frogs from a number of different perspectives.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- examine the conservation of native frogs from a range of different value perspectives
- use their growing science knowledge to make an informed decision on a New Zealand conservation issue
- give reasons for the decline in the number of native frogs
- describe some of the methods used in species recovery in New Zealand.
Download the Word file (see below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- instructions on what you need and what to do
- discussion questions
- ideas for extending your students
- PMI worksheets.
The Ethics thinking tool uses common ethical frameworks to help you explore ethical decision-making and judgements with your students. You may want to use a ‘Consequentialism’ or ‘Multiple perspectives’ approach to explore the issue of saving our native reptiles and amphibians.
Visit the Department of Conservation website for more information on species conservation in New Zealand.