Amazing Animals: Turtles by Christina Wilsdon. Gareth Stevens Publishing 2010.

Baby green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming away from the beach. An endangered species. Maldives

Read Chapter 1 before answering these questions.

Where does a mother turtle lay her eggs?

Why do mother turtles lay their eggs in the sand?

What does cold-blooded mean?  How is it different from warm-blooded?  Name 3 other animals that are cold-blooded.

Where does a baby turtle live and what does it eat?

What are some predators that baby turtles need to watch out for?

Do turtles need to breath oxygen?

Where in the world can you find turtles?

Why do turtles have egg tooth?


Find the answers to these questions in the rest of the book!

There are 3 basic types of turtles: tortoises, terrapins, and sea turtles.  What do they have in common?  What are the differences?

What does a desert tortoise eat?

What is special about the Leatherback Turtle?

Do turtles have teeth?  How do they eat?

What do turtles do in the winter when it’s really cold?

Why do we have to protect turtles and their habitats?



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