The Vanishing Frog

Addressing the amphibian extinction crisis represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity. One third to one half of all amphibian species are threatened with extinction, with probably more than 120 already gone in recent years. 

In this resource, students find out about threats to amphibians, debate critical issues about the current global plight of the amphibians, and identify strategies to save them, and devise an action plan.

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~ 1 hour


Download the resources below.

What you need

  • Computer with access to the Internet
  • Plight of the Amphibians: How Much Do You Know? student activity sheet (one for each student - found in the guidance pack)
  • Leap to Serve: Making a Difference in My Community planning sheet (one for each student - found in the guidance pack)
  • Local newspapers
  • List of local organisations that welcome student volunteers


  • Indoor

Curriculum links

  • Biology
  • Citizenship

*Please note that the academic standards on page 5 of the guidance are only relevant to the US, but the activity can be aligned with the KS4 biology curriculum in England.