In this activity, students take on the role of a native frog, native bird or introduced mammalian predator and participate in a physically active simulation. The activity highlights different predator/prey strategies and one aspect of why mammalian predators have had such a dramatic effect in New Zealand.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- give examples of different strategies used by predators to capture prey as well as defence strategies used by prey to avoid predation
- describe some of the unique features of New Zealand frogs
- better understand why introduced mammalian predators have had such a dramatic effect in New Zealand.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- instructions on what you need and what to do
- discussion questions
- activity area set-up.
Visit the NZFROG website for more information about our native frogs and their conservation.