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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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 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 English Language Arts
Sea Turtles and Nesting Behavior
Pupils 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
Sea Turtle Math
Students consider the future of endangered species. In this conservation lesson, students view a slide show and use mathematical data to construct a prediction for the survival of an endangered species. This lesson includes, personal accounts, math puzzles, a variety of online resources, pictures, and vocabulary.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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
Drawing a Sea Turtle
Learners, after being shown several examples of sea turtle drawings or photos, experience precise observation skills through a class step-by-step drawing of a sea turtle of simple lines and forms. They draw the physical structure of a sea turtle and create their own unique drawings and pictures.
1st - 4th Science
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
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: Move the Turtle
What in the world do turtles have to do with coding? Find out in this quick, informative video! Jennifer and Rich demonstrate how to use this app to build important skills by taking you step-by-step through starting the first coding project.
7 mins 1st - 9th Technology & Engineering