Turtle & Tortoise Curriculum

Wildlife Ambassador Program

 

     
Turtles & Tortoises
     K-3rd grades
   
     Lesson 1: Exploring Turtles & Tortoises
              Worksheet 1: Mystery Pictures
              Worksheet 2: Turtle & Tortoise Observations
    Lesson 2: Finding the Age of a Turtle
              Worksheet 1: Does a turtle's color determine it's age?
              Worksheet 2: How old is the turtle?
    Lesson 3: Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle
              Worksheet 1:  Life Cycle of a Desert Tortoise
              Worksheet 2: Life Cycle- Worksheet 1
              Worksheet 3: Life Cycle - Worksheet 2
              Worksheet 4: Life Cycle - Worksheet 3
              Worksheet 5: Life Cycle Key - Worksheet 4
    Lesson 4: Save the Desert Tortoise
              Presentation Rubric 1: Desert Tortoise
              Quiz 1: Desert Tortoise
              Worksheet 1: Desert Tortoise
    Lesson 5: Sea Turtles
              Worksheet 1: Sea Turtles
              Worksheet 2: Sea Turtles
    Lesson 6: Turtle Shells
              Worksheet 1: Turtle Shells
              Worksheet 2: Turtle Shells
    Lesson 7: What are the Differences?
               Worksheet 1: Graphic Organizer A
               Worksheet 2: Graphic Organizer B
    Lesson 8: What's for Dinner?
              Worksheet 1: Word Wall
               Worksheet 2: Venn Diagram

Turtles Tortoises
    4-5th grade

   
     Lesson 1: Adaptations of Turtles
               Worksheet 1: Turtle Comparison
               Worksheet 2: Response Key
               Worksheet 3: Word Search
               Worksheet 4: Word Search Key
    Lesson 2: Pond Slider
               Worksheet 1: Turtle Habitat
    Lesson 3: Endangered
              Worksheet 1: Caltrans
              Worksheet 2: Endangered Species Vocabulary
              Worksheet 3: Threatened, Endangered, Extinct
    Lesson 4: Pond Sliders
              Worksheet 1: Pond Sliders
    Lesson 5: Mass of Tortoise Diet
              Worksheet 1: Lab Directions
              Worksheet 1: Lab Report
              Worksheet 1: KWL Chart
    Lesson 6: Tortoise Movie
              Worksheet 1: USGS Movie Script
              Worksheet 2: Tortoise Brochure Criteria & Rubric
              Worksheet 3: Movie Brainstorm sheet
    Lesson 7: Tortoise Observation
              Worksheet 1: Inquiry Worksheet
              Worksheet 2: Crossword Puzzle
    Lesson 8: Personal Tortoise/Turtle Investigation
              Worksheet 1: Wonder Chart
 Turtles 6th Grade    
     Lesson 1: Russian Tortoise
              Worksheet 1: Pyramid
              Worksheet 2: Pyramid Answer Sheet
              Worksheet 3: Biome & Ecosystem Organization sheet
    Lesson 2: Ecological Roles of Chelonian's
              Worksheet 1: Guided Inquiry
              Worksheet 2: Guided Inquiry Key
    Lesson 3: Turtles vs. Tortoises
              Worksheet 1: Classify like a Scientist
    Lesson 4: Desert Tortoise
              Worksheet 1: Stations Information
    Lesson 5: Exploring the Food Web & the Ornate Box Turtle
              Worksheet 1: Food Chain
    Lesson 6: Can my Habitat Survive without me?
              Worksheet 1: Food Pyramid
    Lesson 7: Turtles & Tortoises Predator & Prey Project
    Lesson 8: How can you help me survive?
             Worksheet 1: Help Me
Turtles/Tortoises
   7th grade
   
    Lesson 1: Turtles Exploration
              Worksheet 1: Turtle Station Observations
    Lesson 2: Turtle Defense Strategies
              Worksheet 1: Notes about turtle defense
    Lesson 3: Building a Box Turtle Shell
              Worksheet 1: Researching box turtle shells
    Lesson 4: Russian Tortoises in Bad Weather
              Worksheet 1: Russian Tortoises in Bad Weather
              Worksheet 2: Russian Tortoises in Bad Weather Key
              Worksheet 3: What would you do?
              Worksheet 4: What would you do? Key
    Lesson 5: Tortoise Anatomy
              Worksheet 1: Tortoise Anatomy
              Worksheet 2: Tortoise Anatomy Key
              Worksheet 3: Tortoise & Human Comparison
              Worksheet 4: Tortoise & Human Comparison Key
    Lesson 6: Moving Tortoises
              Worksheet 1: Worksheet 1
              Worksheet 2: Key
              Worksheet 3: What was it all about
              Worksheet 4: What was it all about key
    Lesson 7: Saving Desert Tortoises
              Worksheet 1: Worksheet A
              Worksheet 2: Worksheet B
    Lesson 8: Adaptations
              Worksheet 1: Data Table
              Worksheet 2: Worksheet A
              Worksheet 3: Worksheet B