We’ve been learning a lot about sea turtles recently. We discovered so many amazing facts about them, it seemed like time for a sea turtle unit study!
Here’s just a little of what we learned:
- There are seven species of sea turtles.
- Sea turtles lay eggs on the beach, then they leave. The mother never sees the babies.
- Some species of sea turtles lay more than 100 eggs at a time.
- The green sea turtle is named for the greenish color of the fat right under his skin.
- Hawksbill sea turtles are often hunted for their beautiful shells.
- Some loggerhead sea turtles migrate all the way across the ocean, traveling from the beach where they were born to the feeding grounds and back again to lay their own eggs.
- The biggest sea turtles are the leatherback sea turtles, which can weigh as much as a small car!
If you’re working on a sea turtle unit study, here are some resources you might want to use:
Carolina’s Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too! by Donna Rathmell and Barbara J. Bergwerf
Into the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson and Alix Berenzy
National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles by Laura Marsh
Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons
“Turtles” – Dragonfly TV
“Sea Turtles” – Dragonfly TV –
“Baby Loggerhead Turtles” – National Geographic Kids
“Gulf Turtle Eggs Relocated” – National Geographic Kids
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