A Tasmanian pest since 1827

This article provides students with an opportunity to work on their problem solving skills. It is possible to develop a number of questions from the information in this article, which target a wide range of ability levels.

The concept of estimation can be introduced using this article. Discussion about why it is not possible to work out exactly how long it would have taken for rabbits to be eradicated completely can be held. Topics of discussion could include:

Integration of Maths with SOSE and Science is possible when it comes to considering why rabbits are pests; what effects they have on the environment and industries such as farming.

(Written by Kelly Jeffrey, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)

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