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.

Consider using websites like SafeShare.TV and ViewPure to remove ads from websites.

  • Websites

    Green Sea Turtle

    Offers general information and images about green sea turtles. [Contains ads.]

    Green Sea Turtle

    Profile of the green sea turtle, with scientific names, classification and more.

    Green Sea Turtle Facts!

    Detailed information about green sea turtles.

    Green Sea Turtle Facts (Chelonia mynas)

    Provides detailed information about green sea turtles, including distribution, and resources. [Contains ads.]

    Hatchling Releases

    Provides detailed information about how members of the public can watch a sea turtle hatchling release on Padre Island, Texas.

    Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

    Focuses on Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, including fast facts, in-depth content and images.

    Sea Turtles

    Interactive website with facts about sea turtles.

    Sea Turtles

    Basic information about sea turtles. [Contains ads.]

    Sea Turtles: The Ultimate Guide

    Presents very detailed information about sea turtles. [Contains ads.]

  • 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

    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.