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Turtle Hibernation Maze
In this science worksheet, 1st graders will help a turtle that has been hibernating all winter to get to a juicy strawberry in the center of a maze. Students will also answer two short questions about hibernation.
Introduce Vocabulary: One Tiny Turtle (Davies)
The loggerhead turtle is a fascinating species, and budding readers learn all about it in Nicola Davies' account One Tiny Turtle. This informational narrative offers excellent vocabulary in context, and you'll find guidance here to introduce the following words: armor, compass, glimpse, nursery, surface, and vanish. After introducing the new terms, help scholars explore context clues by asking them to raise hands when they hear one in the story. They make outside connections to solidify meanings through the comprehension questions here (excellent) and can synthesize the lesson with the linked graphic organizers.
Characteristics of Snakes and Turtles
Students examine the characteristics of snakes and turtles and compare/contrast reptiles with mammals. They watch a video, answer discussion questions, complete information charts, conduct Internet research, and create a habitat diorama.
Pond Turtle Maze
In this mazes worksheet, students explore the best avenue to assist a pond turtle find its friends by working through an interesting maze.
Students examine natural and man-made threats to sea turtles. They create sea turtle mobiles while studying the range, environment, predators of and threats to sea turtles.
Young scholars research endangered marine turtles. In this science lesson, students participate in a game in which they discover the threats to hatchling turtles. Young scholars discuss how the threats affect the survival of the species.
Species on the Edge
Students study science. In this endangered species instructional activity, 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 instructional activity includes resource links, vocabulary, and a worksheet.
Species on the Edge
Students examine sea turtles. For this endangered species lesson, students analyze sea turtle habitats. Students hypothesize why sea turtles could go extinct.
Home Sweet Home
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.
Ocean Life for Grades 6-9
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.
Where in the Book?
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.
Turtlehead Summer - Math Quiz
In this math quiz worksheet, students read the word problems and turtles and use math skills to solve the problems. Students answer 10 questions.
Diagram/Scale Drawing/Pictures and Captions
In this diagram and scale drawing worksheet, learners use the diagram of a sea turtle scale drawing to answer the questions. Students answer 6 questions.
For Creative Minds: Tudley Didn't Know
Learners 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. Learners read facts about painted turtles, hummingbirds, fireflies, leopard frogs, and katydids. Students make a hopping frog out of paper using the pattern provided.
Be a Weather Reporter!
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.
Creatures of Scale
Students 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.
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.
Summarizing and Steps in a Process
In 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.
Diamond Terrapin Fun Facts
In this animal worksheet, 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.
Kansas Symbols Bingo
Students play Kansas Symbols Bingo. In this Kansas history lesson plan, 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.