Learn Do Turtles Author:Kym Wright All children love turtles - watching them, feeding them, and looking for them in the wild. So . . . Kym wrote the Turtles! Unit to teach about turtle taxonomy, the difference between reptiles and amphibians and turtle history. Is there a way to tell the age of a turtle by its shell? And how long do they live? What do they eat and how are they... more » born? I've heard of hibernation, but what is estivation? Is a softshell turtle a mistake of nature? And can all turtles swim in the ocean? With a passion for turtles, what type of career could I have? What do I need to know before I buy a turtle for a pet? And what about turtle anatomy? Just how are they put together?
These questions and more are answered, with Kym's typical detailed lesson plans, vocabulary list, websites, field trip ideas, resources and books, and fun for all ages.
The neatest part if the Color CD included, covering opening a turtle specimen's shell and dissection. Use it to guide you through your own dissection or give credit for virtual dissection!« less