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Students study science. In this endangered species lesson, students examine sea turtles and actions that can be taken to help keep them alive. They work in small groups to research different species of turtles and share their information with the class. This lesson includes resource links, vocabulary, and a worksheet.
Students examine sea turtles. In this endangered species activity, students analyze sea turtle habitats. Students hypothesize why sea turtles could go extinct.
Students discover the importance of ocean life and the ocean environment. They conduct online research using Field Reports about sea turtles and interact with online technology to view, describe, and discuss different dolphin behaviors.
In this language arts worksheet, students identify which page to locate various chapter of a book for specific things about caring for a pet turtle. Then they determine how many chapters there are in the book and give it a title.
In this math quiz learning exercise, students read the word problems and turtles and use math skills to solve the problems. Students answer 10 questions.
Students explore marine turtle habitats. Students research one species of marine turtle found in the Gulf of Mexico. They identify plants and animals in the habitat. They create a model or replica using information gathered through their research. Students write a report about their topic.
In this diagram and scale drawing worksheet, students use the diagram of a sea turtle scale drawing to answer the questions. Students answer 6 questions.
Students discover facts about the animals in John Himmselman's book, Tudley Didn't Know, and make a paper turtle. In this marsh animals lesson, students first read the book Tudley Didn't Know. Students read facts about painted turtles, hummingbirds, fireflies, leopard frogs, and katydids. Students make a hopping frog out of paper using the pattern provided.
Learners examine the evolution, morphological characteristics, and unique behaviors of snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises. They chose one of the reptiles to research and complete a Reptile Report worksheet about.
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 5 paragraph selection entitled "Turtle Watching" and respond to 5 short answer questions that require them to consider the steps in a process.
Students make a weather turtle puppet and use it to respond to weather-related questions. They manipulate the turtle to show basic weather vocabulary such as: sunny, windy, rainy, snowy, etc.
Students listen to a read aloud of Dr. Suess' Yertle the Turtle while thinking about the power struggle and oppression in the group of turtles. They note their feelings on chart paper before reviewing more books. They chose a creative way to express their feelings about oppression and freedom.
In this animal instructional activity, students complete 6 pages of activities and exercises pertaining to the diamondback terrapin. Students read about the life cycle, study habitat maps and color and cut out a three dimensional turtle.
Students play Kansas Symbols Bingo. In this Kansas history lesson, students review the 8 state symbols: buffalo, wheat, cottonwood tree, honeybee, meadowlark, salamander, sunflower, and turtle. Students then participate in a game of Bingo that features the symbols.    
Young scholars read Chameleon, Chameleon and Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile. In this reptile instructional activity, students learn a rhyme about a turtle, review the vocabulary word "chameleon," and graph young scholars favorite reptiles. Students create a stained glass turtle and examine the skins that snakes have shed.
Students examine plant and animal life while looking at the environments the organismisms live in. They determine how form follows function by looking an aquatic turtle and noticing its feature of adaptation features. They work in groups to identify the environmental conditions that would be found in specified habitats.
Students determine what a legend is after teacher models one. They write a legend of their own--"Why Turtle Carries His House"
Students participate in a physical education activity designed to improve motor skills. Using hula hoops as lily pads, they frog jump in different directions. In a role-playing game, students imitate jumping away from snapping turtles and hopping from in zig zag patterns.
What child is not drawn to turtles? Seven different groups of turtles are depicted on this handout for them to count. They write the number in a large box on the right side of the page. This simple activity helps to meet counting goals for kindergarten Common Core standards.
Seventh graders identify the names and features of macroinvertebrates found in Turtle River.  In this ecology lesson students use digital microscopes and take pictures of invertebrates. 

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