Cane toads: Leg it! – Teaching resource

Education design: Duncan Goddard, Frazer Thorpe, Claudia Freyer & Tony Chiovitti

This resource consists of a board game that links the introduction of cane toads to Australia with their ecological impacts. It also introduces the observation that cane toads are spreading increasingly rapidly across Australia. The activities included explore probability, ecology, animal adaptations and science as a human endeavour.


Years 5 & 6


90 minutes


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Student worksheet - animal expert

Student worksheet - probability


Toadal invasion teacher video

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Toadal invasion introductory video

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Toadal invasion gameplay video

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