2nd Grade Sea Turtle Lesson and Music Video

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 12/11/2010 3:00:00 PM

DSC07634 DSC07633Currently all species of sea turtles are listed as threatened or endangered. In the Discovery Lab we learned about sea turtles through songs, a game, video clips, and books. In the game each student pretended to be a baby sea turtle. Using a Fortune Teller (see photos, blue or green papers students are holding), the student turtles encountered either positive or negative experiences. If the experience was negative, the student sat down to show that this turtle was no longer part of the population. In each round of the game, the student turtle population declined. We represented this information using a line graph. As you can see in the photos, we appreciated using the SMART Board to assist our learning. If you are not able to watch the embedded video in your browser, you may view it here. Click here to view photos from the lesson. Click here to listen to the song. Click here for the National Geographic Kids Sea Turtle Video. To watch the videoclip that the students watched at the beginning of the lesson about Olivia, click here. To read about the Barrett activities related to Olivia’s Bird Project, check out our Blog entries 10/28/2010and 11/06/2010