Prehistoric Sea Turtles  
Introduction: Video
Rotation 1Rotation 2Rotation 3
WHEREClassroom/HallwayBreakout RoomClassroom
WHOTeacherParent7th/8th graders
MATERIALSTimeline
Turtle Information and Picture Cards
Sea Turtle Trivia Game and questions
Game Buzzers
Turtle Template
Colored shapes
Glue
Labels with turtle parts (Avery 5267)
pencils/scratch paper
Scissors
Nutcrackers
Tweezers
Thread (6 inches long)
3x5 index cards
Plastic eggs w/ treats
Powerpoint Slideshow
Computer
Turtle Game
WHAT1. Tow the Line (Turtle Timeline)
2. Sea Turtle Trivia Game
1. Building a Geometric Sea Turtle (Parts of a turtle Activity) -label parts of turtle
2. “Waiter, I didn’t order the Jellyfish” (Adaptation Activity)
Recognizing adaptations enhance survivability
“Prehistoric Turtles”
Support for differentiation:
NGSS Alignment
Full, more detailed outline of standards & progressions → NGSS Progressions
Earth Science
• ESS1.C The history of planet Earth
• ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
• ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
• ESS2.D Weather and climate
• ESS3.D Global climate change
Life Science
• LS1.B Growth and development of organisms
• LS4.B - Natural Selection
• LS4.C Adaptation
Life Science
• LS1.A Structure and function
• LS1.B Growth and development of organisms
• LS2.C - Ecosystem dynamics, functioning & resilience
• LS3.A-Inheritance of Traits
• LS3.B - Variation of Traits
• LS4.A - Evidence of common ancestry
• LS4.B - Natural Selection
• LS4.C Adaptation
Earth Science
• ESS1.C The history of planet Earth
• ESS3.C Human impacts on Earth systems
• ESS3.D Global climate change
Life Science
• LS2.C - Ecosystem dynamics, functioning & resilience