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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 23 Views 17 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
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 plan, they create a travel brochure for the area.
5th - 8th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 6 Views 48 Downloads
Homeschooling Lesson: Sea Turtles
Young scholars write down the names of common turtles and observe pictures of various types. For this sea turtles lesson, students review names and features of these animals, label and draw a picture. Young scholars research habitat, migration, additional facts and construct a sea turtle picture book.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Sea Turtle Rescue
Students create a three column chart about working with wildlife and how different organizations help sea turtles. In this sea turtles lesson plan, students compare the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the Coast Guard, and Sea World and what they do to help the animals.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students participate in a simulation in which they discover the threats to sea turtles throughout the world. In groups, they act out the life cycle of a sea turtle and describe the stresses that threaten their survival. As a class, they brainstorm ways that can reduce their stress.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Quick Color Wonder Turtle
Learners examine the parts of a turtle with an emphasis on its various textures. They duplicate the textured surfaces using markers and paintbrushes to draw a realistic turtle. Students are asked how can one type of animal have so many different textures all over its body?
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Turtles are Terrific
First graders read stories. In this turtle lesson, 1st graders read The Tortoise and the Hare and describe the differences and similarities between a turtle and a rabbit. Students read two more stories and use them to start a discussion on turtles.
1st Language Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads
Students research turtles. In this turtle lesson, students listen to the story All About Turtles and discuss the anatomy of a turtle. They create their own turtle shell from paper plates and write a story about a time that they "came out of their shell.
K - 1st Science 4 Views 18 Downloads
Hawaii's Sea Turtle Exploration
Students investigate the life cycle and body parts of Hawaii's sea turtles. In this sea turtle activity, students watch a video about the turtle life cycle and make a model of a "Honu," sea turtle. They complete an associated worksheet.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 9 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