of Science Library Book #12.
Acrobat Reader Required - Click here to download)
Turtles Journey - Graphic Organizer
Paper Handouts: 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper a
copy of Graphics 12A–B index cards
Acrobat Reader Required)
Organizer: Make a Half Book. Glue/draw Graphic 12A on the cover
and label it Green Turtles. Open the tab and glue/draw Graphic
12B on the top section. Use a red marker to draw a line showing the
green turtle’s journey from Brazil to Ascension Island. Use a green
marker to draw an arrow showing the green turtle’s journey back to
Brazil. On the bottom section of the Half Book:
a picture of a green turtle laying eggs.
clue words about green turtles: swim 1,400 mi (2,250 km) to Ascension
female green turtles dig hole over 19 in (50 cm) with their hind
flippers, lay up to
200 eggs, journey back home, the round trip is about three years.
the migratory journey of green turtles.
Reptiles Desktop Project and glue Green Turtles Journey Graphic
the top of the middle section.
and Tortoises - Graphic Organizer
Handouts: 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper
copy of Graphics 12C-E
Acrobat Reader Required)
Reptiles Desktop Project
Graphic Organizer: Make a
Large Question and Answer Book. Glue Graphic 12C on the cover
and title it Turtles and Tortoises. Glue Graphics 12D-E on the tabs and label each
and Tortoises accordingly. Open the tabs:
Turtles tab, draw a land turtle and a sea turtle. Under the Tortoise tab, draw
a tortoise on land
clue words about turtles and tortoises under each tab: turtles - over 200 species,
live in water, lay eggs on land, webbed feet or flippers, flat and lighter shells.
41 species, live on land, lay eggs on land, legs are for walking, round shells, hide in shells.
each tab, describe the characteristics of turtles and tortoises.
Open the Reptiles Desktop Project and glue the Turtles and
Tortoises Graphic Organizer on the bottom of the left section.
in a Pond Art - Activity
blue, green, yellow, orange chalk
shallow pan sheet of paper hammer water
Activity: Break chalk into a fine powder, keeping the colors
separate. Fill the pan with water. Sprinkle blue chalk
dust over the entire surface of the water. In the center,
sprinkle a circle of green chalk dust. Sprinkle other colors on the green in patterns
such as criss-crosses, diamonds, and stars. Place the sheet of paper gently on top of
the water. After a few seconds, lift the paper carefully and let it dry. Add details to
Investigations, and Research
Select one or more of the following activities for individual or group enrichment projects.
Allow your students to determine the format in which they would like to report, share, or
graphically present what they have discovered. This should be a creative investigation that
utilizes your students’ strengths.