Teacher Lesson Plans


Types of Turtles Lesson

Types of Turtles

Grade Level: 4-6
Connection to other subjects: Science - Scientific Process

Learning Objective:

Students will analyze the anatomy of the tortoise, marine and freshwater turtles.
Compare and contrast their similarities and differences.


Sea Turtle Hospital Lesson

Turtle Hospital

Grade Level: 6-12
Connection to other subjects: Science - Animal Care

Learning Objective:

Students view video clips showing different ways Sea Turtle, Inc. cares for stranded marine turtles.


Make A Sea Turtle Habitat

Home Sweet Home

Grade Level: 4–8
Connection to other subjects: Science - Ecology

Learning Objective:

Students will construct a model of a marine turtle's habitat based on information provided on our website.


How Sea Turtles Nest Lesson

Arribada!

Grade Level: 5–8
Connection to other subjects: Science - Scientific Process

Learning Objective:

Students will read about a unique nesting behavior used by Ridley sea turtles in order to increase their offspring's chance of survival.


Make A Sea Turtle

Build your own sea turtle

Grade Level: 6–8
Connection to other subjects: Science - Scientific Process

Learning Objective:

Students will learn about marine turtle anatomy by constructing a model of a sea turtle.


Sea Turtle Anatomy Lesson

Anatomy Worksheet

Grade Level: 6–8
Connection to other subjects: Science - Scientific Process

Learning Objective:

Students will learn about marine turtle anatomy.


Sea Turtle Species Identification

Species ID Worksheet

Grade Level: 8-12
Connection to other subjects:
Science - Taxonomy

Learning Objective:

Students will learn to identify the Leatherback, Green, Flatback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Kemp's Ridley, and Olive Ridley sea turtles.


Sea Turtle Hatchling Navigation

How baby sea turtles navigate
This lesson can be used in combination with the "Make a Sea Turtle Hatchling" & "Magnetism & Sea Turtles" activities. (See below)

Grade Level: 8-12 

Learning Objective:

Students will learn how the earth's magnetic field impacts animal navigation. This process is called imprinting.


Make a Sea Turtle Hatchling

Create your own hatchling

     Grade Level: K-5

 Learning Objective:

This is a hands-on activity where students will create their own sea turtle hatchling emerging from their egg.

 


Magnetism & Sea Turtles

Make a magnetic sea turtle

Grade Level: 8-12

Learning Objective:

Students will learn how magnetic forces affect the navigation ability of sea turtle hatchlings.


Beach Clean-Up

Grade Level: K - 12
Connection to other subjects: Science - Ecology

Learning Objective:

Students can organize a beach clean-up in order to help reduce the number of marine debris related sea turtle strandings.