Sea Turtle Ecology

Lesson Title: Sea Turtle Ecology: Life in the Sea (4 of 5)
Academic Standards: MS-LS4-6. Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Content Creator: Ms. Chrissy Frederick
Level: Middle School
Duration: 35-45 min
  /  Sea Turtle Ecology: Life in the Sea (4 of 5)


  • explain how sea turtles are adapted to live in saltwater
  • model sea turtle survivorship and describe sea turtle life history


In this lesson, students learn how sea turtles are adapted to living in saltwater and their life history. Students simulate sea turtle survivorship and explore how scientists study sea turtles in VR.


  1. Dive In! : Guess what percentage of eggs laid result in reproductively capable adults? Explain your guess.
  2. Content Delivery: Slide deck and videos
  3. Activity: Survivorship simulation
  4. Virtual Field Trip: How do scientists study sea turtles?
  5. Closing: Propose a research question

Demonstratives & Media

Classroom Space
Science Lab
Virtual Field Trips & Lab Demonstrations
Instructional Videos
3D objects

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