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Sea Turtles - Mini Project Learning Path

By Sharon Hogan

Use this learning path to allow junior learners to research the sea turtle. Watch the videos, and read the book to enable the child to complete the Sea Turtle fact file. Incorporates work in science, art and english.
9 resources in this Learning Path

1

Sea Turtles Fact files - National Geographic Kids

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/green-sea-turtle/ Added: 05 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Presentation / Reference

A useful photo presentation and text all about the sea turtle aimed at children. It also includes a video showing a researcher in the Great Barrier Reef rescue Sea Turtles for conservation purposes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments
  • observe, identify and explore a variety of living things in local habitats and environments
  • recognise and describe the parts of some living things

Suggestions for use: Use this website, including the photos and the video, to allow children to research a project on the sea turtle. Set children questions to answer using this website: use the 5Ws and 1 H approach (who, what, where, when, why, how) to prompt discussion

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

Sea Turtles - Turtle Time! Nat Geo Kids episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSPppmnTrWE Added: 05 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Audio / Video

An episode of National Geographic Kids What Sam Sees in which she visits a rescue hospital for injured sea turtles. Children learn about these amazing creatures and the people who help them.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments
  • recognise and describe the parts of some living things

Suggestions for use: Watch this video to learn more about sea turtles. Pre-watch it and then set specific questions for children to answer or ask children to write down 3-5 things they learned about sea turtles from watching this video.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Access the readonmyon site free of charge to enable your child/ren to read a variety of books online. The books can be read aloud as the text highlights the text being read. There is also a dictionary feature to allow children to look up words they didn't understand.
Use this particular book to assist children in learning more about sea turtles whilst also improving their reading and increasing their vocabulary by introducing them to new words. This is also a non-fiction book which is a genre some children prefer to read.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Sea Turtle Fact File

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/33260/33004.pdf Added: 05 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Worksheet / Activity

A simple one page document to allow children to complete a simple project on Sea Turtles to include writing and drawing. Links to resources to help are included.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: 6. Purpose, Genre & Voice

Suggestions for use: Use this worksheet to allow children to complete a simple one paged project. Children will be writing using the report writing genre and accessing information from a video link to get their facts. Other links are available on scoilnet to support a sea turtle project

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
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5

How to draw a Sea Turtle - Art Hub for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXTWTbd8G4 Added: 05 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Demonstration / Project

The Art Hub for Kids features an adult taking a child through simple steps to complete different drawings. This video features the steps involved in drawing a realistic sea turtle

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Watch this video and pause as you go to allow the child/ren to draw a realistic sea turtle in simple steps. Use it to allow them to illustrate a project - they could add a background or cut their turtle out to place in a sea-scape picture of their own creating.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

6

Sea Turtle Conservancy - information about Sea Turtles

https://conserveturtles.org/informa...tats-and-threats-to-their-survival/ Added: 14 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Reference / Primary Source

The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is a not for profit organisation that carries out the world’s most successful sea turtle protection and recovery programs. This link provides lots of information about Sea Turtles based on their research.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this website to research and learn about sea turtles and the threats they face. Information and photos are provided to enhance learning and understanding.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

7

Sea Turtles - Drone Footage in Great Barrier Reef 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWmSYazdZR4 Added: 14 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Audio / Video / Reference

In 2020, researchers have used drones and a stripe of white paint on the back of adult turtles, to estimate the numbers of sea turtles nesting in an island off Australia. This video shows some of that footage.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments

Suggestions for use: Watch this video to see exciting current research into protecting the endangered Sea Turtles.
Ask children questions afterwards to test their understanding, or ask them to tell you in their own words what they saw or read whilst watching.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

8

Sea Turtle Conservancy - Online Interactive Quiz

https://conserveturtles.org/informa...-sea-turtles-flash-sea-turtle-quiz/ Added: 14 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Assessment / Other

An interactive quiz with 10 questions. All the answers can be found on the STC website. Most questions feature pictures. The quiz is self-correcting and allows you more than one chance to get your answer right!

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments
  • recognise and describe the parts of some living things

Suggestions for use: Play this quiz after reading some of the facts on the STC website and through the other sites in the Scoilnet Learning Path on Sea Turtles. It provides a simple assessment of information learned in a self-correcting quiz.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

Sea Turtle Conservancy - Online Games

https://conserveturtles.org/education-kids-corner-turtle-adventure/ Added: 14 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Game / App/software

This link brings you to the kids' corner of the Sea Turtle Conservancy website where children can play a game to help a sea turtle avoid threats on the beach. There are 12 different levels and information about the threats is also provided.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments

Suggestions for use: Allow children to play this game after learning about sea turtles to reinforce their learning in a fun way.


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of ways in which the environment can be polluted or harmed
  • begin to recognise that people, animals and plants depend on one another
  • observe and develop an awareness of living things in a range of habitats in local and wider environments
  • realise that there is both an individual and a community responsibility for taking care of the environment

Suggestions for use: This game reinforces the need for us as humans to be aware of our impact on the world around us and the other living creatures we share it with.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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