Sea Turtle Ecology

Lesson Title: Sea Turtle Ecology: Making More Sea Turtles (2 of 5)
Academic Standards: MS-LS1-4. Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction.
Content Creator: Ms. Chrissy Frederick
Level: Middle School
Duration: 35-45 min
  /  Sea Turtle Ecology: Making More Sea Turtles (2 of 5)


  • describe key events in sea turtle reproductions, specifically nesting and hatching


In this lesson students learn the major events of sea turtle reproduction, including nesting and hatching. Students explore sea turtle crawls and experience hatching in VR.


  1. Dive In!: Evaluate the costs and benefits of laying multiple eggs.
  2. Content Delivery: Slide Deck and videos
  3. Activity: Draw the Crawl!
  4. Virtual Field Trip - Experience Hatching!
  5. Closing: Turtle Fun Fact!

Demonstratives & Media

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

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