Students will discuss the life cycle of a turtle
Worksheet to be made into small booklet
Or 10 pieces of paper put together as a book (or you can save paper
by using both sides then only 5 sheets of paper are needed)
Book or pictures showing the life cycle of a turtle
Ask students what they know about the life cycle of a turtle. Make
sure they know what life cycle means (the series of form changes
and activity that a living organism undergoes from its beginning
through its development to sexual maturity)
After hearing the students’ ideas, read a book or display
pictures so students can visually see the life cycle of a turtle.
Then ask the students to sequence the life cycle. You can write
it as they respond. Also, younger students may want to use movement.
Careful of the last stage! You may want to skip it.
Life Cycle of a Turtle:
1. female turtle arriving at the beach
2. digging nest
3. laying eggs
4. eggs in the nest
5. turtle returns to water
6. turtle hatching from egg
7. hatchlings entering sea
8. young turtle searching for food in seaweed
9. young turtle eating a crab
10. adult turtles mating
Then have students complete life cycle worksheet or create life
The worksheet can be cut and stapled together as a book. It can
be hung sequentially on a ribbon to be displayed. It can be pasted
on a larger sheet of paper in a circle to represent a cycle.
to add a title.
Come together as a class and review the life cycle. Help students
to see that it is a circle (cycle) that keeps going.
Teacher observation of student participation
Completion of task