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Learners view provided Power Point presentations about dolphins and sea turtles in Kenya and practice species identification using photographs. In this marine taxonomy lesson, students watch video clips and read articles on dolphin and sea turtle research. They practice species identification using photographs.
Mini-marine biologists use Scholastic Explorers website to learn about declining numbers of leatherback sea turtles and dusky dolphins. They fill out a K-W-L chart and observation journal worksheet, which are both provided in the lesson plan. This is mostly a reading comprehension and discussion lesson, useful if you have access to a computer lab. Another option is to assign it as a week-long homework project.
Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins in this guided reading lesson. Young learners read the historical novel by Scott O'Dell independently, and discuss plot points and characterization with their classmates throughout the book. After they finish the novel, reflect how the book has changed them personally.