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New Review Elementary School Sea Turtle Lesson Plan
Young scientists explore the fascinating life cycle of sea turtles in this elementary science lesson. From leathery eggs buried beneath the sand to 600 pound creatures swimming through the oceans, students discuss, read informational text, and perform activities that examine each step in the lives of these amazing animals.
1st - 4th Science 20 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Sea Turtle Coloring & Activity Book
Learning about sea turtles is exciting enough at it is, but this activity book takes things to a whole new level. Including a word search, maze, and crossword puzzle as well as coloring, drawing, and connect-the-dots activities, this resource will capture the engagement of all learners as they investigate these amazing ocean animals.
K - 5th Science 11 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Turtle Life Cycle
Explore the wonders of the life cycle by first focusing on the growth and development of the green turtle. The class will discuss the life cycle of different plants and animals, then turn their attention to the green turtle. They view a presentation, play a game, and then name each stage of the turtle's life cycle.
2nd - 5th Science 45 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Turtle and Tortoise Preschool Lesson Plan
One of the best parts about teaching the littlest learners is that you can create thematic lessons that use one topic to address every subject. Here is a nice set of thematic teaching ideas that uses turtles and tortoises to teach science, social studies, and the alphabet.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 24 Views 18 Downloads
The Survival of the Sea Turtle
Sea turtles face a lot of adversity: storms, predators on land and in the sea, and eggs that don't hatch, but the biggest threat to these magnificent and ancient creatures is human activity. From poaching to pollution, from trash to recreation, people have caused the survival rate of sea turtles to plummet.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Endangered Marine Turtles
Students work in groups and experience what it is like to be a hatchling marine turtle by playing a board game. In this endangered marine turtles instructional activity, students research the threats to marine turtle hatchlings. Students then create a poster and a page for the class marine turtle conservation book.
2nd - 8th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Sea Turtles and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
There are seven species of sea turtles, five of which live in the Gulf of Mexico. Young scientists learn about each and then examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on the populations. A video, Internet links to sea turtle information pages, handouts, and all the support you need make this a top-notch resource for your life science, biology, or environmental science classes.
3rd - 9th Science 19 Views 39 Downloads
Costa Rican Sea Turtles
Students read "One Tiny Turtle" by Nicola Davies. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of turtles off of the Costa Rica coast. In groups, they complete a worksheet and define vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with. To end the lesson, they create a travel brochure for the area.
5th - 8th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
Which Way to the Ocean?
Learners study the nesting process of the loggerhead turtle. They watch a video clip that shows them how human influences, such as artificial lights, can disorient turtle hatchlings, which can keep them from reaching the ocean. They work together to identify ways that people can reduce threats to the loggerhead habitat.
6th - 12th Science 17 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
See Turtles Nest! See Turtles Hatch!
Students graph data of sea turtles hatching rates from Watamu/Malindi Marine National Park and Reserve in Kenya. In this math lesson, students use real life science data to calculate mean and median values. Students use the data to reflect on the effectiveness of yearly turtle release program.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Sea Turtles and Nesting Behavior
Students explore the nesting behavior used by sea turtles and explain how these behaviors are beneficial in the survival of a species. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages that sea turtles have be mass nesting. They identify other organisms that produce large numbers of offspring through mass nesting or mass births.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
A Sea Turtle Experience
Students observe live green sea turtles and use their imagination to form questions about the animals. They present these questions to their teacher. Students then complete the activity sheets highlighting sea turtle biology and conservation.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Sea Turtle Math: Predicting the Future of Endangered Hawksbills
Students explore the concept of sea turtles. In this sea turtle instructional activity, students discuss endangered populations. Students examine data of the Hawksbill Turtle and determine how long the sea turtles will continue to breed given the decline in population.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 30 Downloads
Turtle Shell Craft
Have your class learn about turtles and adaptation using this lesson. Learners discuss turtles, the unique design of their shells, and the ways they have adapted to their surroundings. Then, they make a paper bag model to simulate a turtle's shell.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 3 Views 28 Downloads
A Climate Conundrum
After viewing a video and reading an article about the threatened turtles and tortises in The Amazon River area, collaborative groups create a poster or presentation about how we can help them. Several links to other related lesson plans can be found on this page.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads