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Turtles Unit Study

Turtles Unit StudyLibrary List:
Bartleby of the Mighty Mississippi by Phyllis Shalant
Bartleby of the Big Bad Bayou by Phyllis Shalant
All About Turtles by Jim Arnosky
Animals in the Wild: Turtle and Tortoise by Vincent Serventy
The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet: A Book about Warm and Cold-Blooded Animals by Joanna Cole

Compare and contrast Turtles and Tortoises.

Read The Magic School Bus book. Discuss warm blooded and cold blooded animals.

Read All About Turtles. Do Turtle Worksheet.

Learn about turtles at

Learn about the 3 categories of turtles: freshwater, saltwater, and land-dwelling.

Read the Bartleby books. Pretend you are Bartleby and keep a journal. You could write, draw or both.

Choose 3 types of turtles native to your area and study them. Learn to identify them, about their habitat, their food, predators, etc.

Visit a pet store or zoo to see some turtles. Try to determine if they are male or female based on their plastron’s curvature.

Read the Tortoise and the Hare fable.

Turtle Notebooking Pages:
Sea Turtle
Turtles and Tortoises