Elementary School Sea Turtle Lesson Plan

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this lesson into an elementary life science unit on marine life, ecosystems, or the life cycles of animals
  • Use the included worksheets and activities as science learning centers
  • With younger students, read through and discuss the informational texts as a teacher-led, small- or whole-group activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Laminate copies of the turtle life cycle pictures for use year after year
Pros

  • Offers a list of activities that extend learning about see turtles
  • Includes links to additional see turtle resources
  • Answers keys are provided for each sea turtle worksheet
  • Provides a series of images that children use to sequence the life cycles of sea turtles
Cons

  • None