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Animals: Sea Turtles
These sites have information about different species of sea turtles. Learn about their physical characteristics, life cycles, behaviors, and habitats. There is also information about the Galapagos Islands and the endangered tortoises that live there. Includes videos, photographs, lesson plans, an activity book, fact files/sheets, and an online game. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on endangered species.
Click on any of the six marine turtles in this family. Includes information on the Green, Hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley, Olive Ridley, Flatback, and Loggerhead turtles. All totaled, this site provides access to over 200 photographs and over 75 videos of sea turtles. There are also fact files for each species.
Race your turtle by moving through underwater levels. Try to get as far as you can before your turtle runs out of time or energy. Each race lasts one week. NOTE: This site includes banner and other types of ads.
This site includes PDF lesson plans and fact sheets about sea turtles. Most of these are aimed at older students, but teachers can modify the information for younger students. Read about how you can organize a class field trip to see sea turtles in their natural habitat or contact a sea turtle conservationist to give a presentation to your class. NOTE: This site includes a blog.
This PDF document includes information about the sea turtles found in the Pacific Ocean, their life cycle, value, threats, and other facts, as well as 20 sea turtle activities in a wide variety of subject areas including art, drama, reading and writing, discussion topics, songs/music, and competition. Students are encouraged to make connections between concepts and to take action.
Read an overview of the marine turtles and see why they mare important, learn about threats to their livelihoods, find out about WWF conservation efforts, and learn what you can do to help. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
These sites have descriptions of endangered species and include explanations for why certain animals are in peril. There are graphic organizers and Venn diagrams. Includes links to many eThemes Resources on habitats and specific endangered animals, such as lemurs, cheetahs, chimpanzees, tigers, and more.