The Gopher Tortoise

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 a great activity book.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members investigate how the gopher tortoise is different from other land tortoises 
  • Have children make a shoe box diorama of the Gopher Tortoise habitat
Classroom Considerations

  • Copy the activity book back-to-back to save paper
Pros

  • Informative and engaging activity book  
  • Makes the reader aware of our ecosystem
Cons

  • None