Real Science and Other Adventures

About the VCE Biology articles


In Victoria, Australia, Senior high school Biology counts towards the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

The VCE Biology posts here are mainly geared towards the VCE Biology Units 3 and 4 curriculum but they’re relevant to any curriculum with the same material. For example the New South Wales senior school Biology curriculum.


Golden poison frog (Phyllobates terribilis) is a poison dart frog found in Colombia. The indigenous people use the poison to make deadly poison darts used for hunting. Many frogs and toads secrete poison from their skin. The cane toad (Bufo marinus) is well-known to north-eastern Australians. It’s an introduced pest and the poison on its skin can kill native animals that try to eat it, not to mention pets.

We’ll explore topical issues that connect to the course material. These should help your understanding. I’ll also go over some of the past exam questions.

Feel free to send me suggestions and questions – I’ll pick the most popular ones.

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION: “Schrecklicherpfeilgiftfrosch-01” by Wilfried Berns – first upload in de wikipedia on 10:37, 28. Apr 2006 by Wilfried Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Commons –



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