Sea Turtle

A sea turtle off the Big Island of Hawaiʻi © Tyler Bell. CC-BY-2.0.

Classification: Reptile

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.

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  • Videos

    See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish! (1:16)

    A marine biologist captured footage of a sea turtle eating a stinging jellyfish. (YouTube)

    Turtle Time! (7:15)

    Scuba diver Sam takes students underwater, with links to additional videos. (YouTube)

  • Portal Texts

    I‘ll Follow the Moon

    by Stephanie Lisa Tara and Lee Edward Fodi

    ISBN-13: 978-0989433402

    On Kiki‘s Reef

    by Carol Malnor and Trina L. Hunner

    ISBN-13: 978-1584694779 (F&P level: Q)
  • Research Books

    Baby Turtle's Tale

    by Elle J. McGuinness and Romi Caron

    ISBN-13: 978-0740781025

    Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles

    by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson

    ISBN-13: 978-1452112411 (F&P level: N)

    One Tiny Turtle (Read and Wonder)

    by Nicola Davies and Jane Chapman

    ISBN-13: 978-0763623111 (F&P level: N)

    Sea Turtle (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals)

    by Louise Spilsbury

    ISBN-13: 978-1432940089 (F&P level: T)

    Sea Turtles

    by Gail Gibbons

    ISBN-13: 978-0823413737 (F&P level: O)

    Sea Turtles: Fun Facts About Turtles of the World

    by Baby Professor

    ISBN-13: 978-1682800980

    Sea Turtles (National Geographic Readers)

    by Laura Marsh

    ISBN-13: 978-1426308536 (F&P level: J)

    Sea Turtles (Our Amazing World)

    by Kay de Silva

    ISBN-13: 978-1519103130

    Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!

    by April Pulley Sayre and Annie Patterson

    ISBN-13: 978-1580891493 (F&P level: N)
  • E-books on GetEpic.com

    From Egg to Sea Turtle (Start to Finish)

    by Lisa Owings

    (F&P level: N)

    Sea Turtle Hatchlings (Water Babies)

    by Ruth Owen

    (F&P level: O)

    Sea Turtles (Amazing Animals)

    by Kate Riggs

    (F&P level: N)

    Sea Turtles (In the Deep Blue Sea)

    by Kara L. Laughlin

    (F&P level: L)

    Sea Turtles (Life Under the Sea)

    by Cari Meister

    (F&P level: K)

    Sea Turtles (Ocean Life Up Close)

    by Kari Schuetz

    (F&P level: N)
  • Virtual Field Trips

    Sea Turtle Inc. Virtual Field Trips

    Offering a variety of programs focusing on sea turtles. Depending on the length of the program, cost varies (45 minutes, $120; and 30 minutes, $90) Topics include sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, life cycle of a sea turtle, and more. Live field trips are also available on Padre Island, Texas. Look for the “Education” tab.

  • Skype a Scientist

    Scientist: Katherine R. Martin

    Schedule a skype session with Katherine R. Martin, who studies reptiles and amphibians.

    Skype A Scientist matches over 2000+ scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists skype into your classroom for 30–60-minute Q&A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. Multiple topics are available.