a. What do you notice happening in this clip? Why does it seem so absurd?
b. If I tell you that all the main characters are in a major state of crisis, what purpose might the frogs serve?
c. Provide students with the environmental indicator explanation of the frogs and then invite them to pose questions they would like to investigate further via Internet research. Have the students work in teams in a Coop-Coop structure and present their findings in a mock scientific research meeting format.
d. If possible, contact a state wildlife official and determine if your students could monitor frog populations in local waterways as a way to determine the overall health of the stream, river, or creek.
e. A final note, the film Magnolia gave birth to the idea of this flickclip website!!!