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71 resources with the concept turtles

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How the Turtle Got Its Shell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does a shell define a turtle, or are there turtles without shells? Learn about the evolution of the unique reptile and the mystery that surrounds this identifiable feature as part of a larger series of videos. As various disciplines...
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
Did you know that reptile species outnumber mammals? Reptiles include snakes, turtles, and lizards. Watch this video to learn a few more interesting facts.
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How Turtle Shells Evolved... Twice

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do turtle shells form? Scholars explore the evolution of turtle shells and learn about how they form from many different bones before relating the process to cell differentiation in an organism. Pupils also look at different turtle...
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Color the Nouns: Turtle

For Students K - 2nd Standards
A joyful turtle comes to life when scholars take yellow crayon to paper as they color all shapes containing a noun the color yellow. 
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Many turtle species can retreat their heads into their shells when threatened by predators. With the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing novel study, pupils conduct research to uncover other interesting turtle facts. As they explore Judy...
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Vertebrate Circulatorium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When you get to the heart of the matter, you learn a lot about an organism by studying its circulatory system! A perfect resource for a zoology or anatomy class, the simulation gives users a peek inside a variety of vertebrates to...
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These Crazy Cute Baby Turtles Want Their Lake Back

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Western pond turtles struggle to survive in areas with high pollution and invasive species. The video highlights how zoos help the turtles. and demonstrates a partnership between zoos and the environment around them. 
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How Do Jaguars and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?

For Teachers 1st Standards
How does weather play a role in the lives of land and sea creatures? Find out with a lesson focused on habitats and the ways animals from different homes are connected. Here, learners explore how the life of a jaguar and howler monkey...
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Protecting the Critical Habitat of the Manatee and Loggerhead Turtle

For Teachers 1st Standards
Explore ocean habitats with a lesson that showcases the home of manatees and loggerhead turtles in Belize. Here, pupils compare and contrast the homes of ocean animals to those of humans, listen to an original short story about the...
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The Gopher Tortoise

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Can you believe the gopher tortoise was around when the dinosaurs were walking the Earth. Learn all about this creature that is one of Florida's most popular reptiles. Hands-on-activities and a glossary full of scientific terms make this...
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My Mini Book About …

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
This is one of several printable pages on which little life scientists can write out their research on an assigned animal. The highlighted page is for alligator research, but several other animal pages are included as other materials....
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The Survival of the Sea Turtle

For Students 7th - 12th
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...
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How to Draw a Cartoon Turtle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a cartoon turtle? Use a helpful video to show how an artist carefully and slowly draws each step to creating a turtle. There is no verbal instruction, but each step is clearly defined. Note:...
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Home Sweet Home

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Costa Rican Sea Turtles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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. ...
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Ten Tiny Turtles

For Teachers Pre-K - K
What a great way to count to ten! This song leads viewers through a review of counting to ten using turtles, apples, lettuce, and more.

The Wheel of Trouble

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewWhat kind of troubles affect turtles? Learners create paper plate wheels to show four different hazards to sea turtles. Pupils color four segments of a picture to represent the overharvesting, changing beaches, pollution, and fishing...
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A Climate Conundrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study climate change and how it would affect our lives.  In this climate lesson students view a video then divide into groups and discuss possible solutions.
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How are Snakes and Turtles Unique Reptiles?

For Students 5th - 6th
In this snakes and turtles worksheet, students answer several questions about the characteristics of snakes and reptiles. Students answer questions that describe how snakes and turtles are unique reptiles.
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My Name Is Albert

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Albert worksheet, students read a short four-paragraph story about a turtle named Albert. Afterward, they answer four questions about the story.
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Turtle Coloring Sheet

For Students Pre-K - K
In this vocabulary worksheet, students color a picture of a turtle. Vocabulary suggestions for discussion of the picture include turtle, cute, animal and big.
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Comparing Two Turtles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars compare and contrast the various observable features of two different turtles. in groups, they complete a visual analysis of the sea turtle and tortoise. Using their observations, they complete Venn Diagram of the...
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Aborigine Dot Turtles

For Teachers 1st
First graders create Aboriginal Dot Turtles using wax colors or crayons. The class discusses Aboriginal stories and art as a way to practice design. This lesson can be done in two 30-minute lesson segments.
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Rescuing Turtles

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students investigate turtles. They complete a Webquest, examine the evolution of turtles, explore various websites, take an online trivia quiz, answer discussion questions, and read newspaper articles about people and animals.