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Journey of the Sea Turtle

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A Homemade PowerPoint Game By Lauren Ebert University of Georgia

Story
Sea turtles are on the endangered species list and face many hardships throughout their lives. One of the greatest challenges every female sea turtle faces is laying her eggs. Each year a female sea turtle must drag herself onto the beach and dig a large hole in order to lay her eggs. The fantastic part is that she does not do this just once, but up to ten times a year. In this game, you are a female sea turtle. Your goal is to journey through the world of a sea turtle and lay eggs three times. While on your journey, you will face many of the dangers sea turtles are confronted with everyday. You will also learn much about the life of a sea turtle and how to preserve the species. Good luck and happy egg laying.

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Game Directions
The goal of the game is to move around the board and onto each egg spot once. After correctly completing the research task at each egg spot, the player gets an egg. The first player to obtain three eggs wins.

To play the game, each player starts somewhere on the outer loop of the game board. At the beginning of each turn, the player must select and answer a question. If the player correctly answers the question, s/he may roll the die and move. That turn is then over. If the player answers the question incorrectly, the turn is over, and s/he cannot move. The goal of the game is to get onto the beach to lay eggs at each egg spot on the game board. When a player reaches an egg spot, s/he must pick and complete a research task to receive an egg. Once the research task is completed, the player may roll again and continue moving around the board. If a player lands on a danger space, s/he must select a danger and follow the danger instructions.
To win the game, a player has to visit each egg spot once and correctly complete the research task at each spot. For each task completed, the player gets an egg. The first play to obtain three eggs wins.

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Game Preparation
• Game board: Print out slides 7-10. Cut them out and tape them together to create the game board. • Game Pieces: Print out slides 5-6 (preferably on heavy card stock), then cut into individual turtles and eggs. Get dice. • Research Questions: Look at slides 56-73 and come up with acceptable answers that are appropriate for your students. • Questions, Dangers, and Research: Print out slides 15-16, 55 and 74 to keep track of which questions, dangers and researches have been used.

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All teachers and students at non-profit schools can use, revise, or adapt this game at will at no cost on the condition that all prior designers are cited.

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Originally designed by Lauren Ebert, University of Georgia, May 2003 with the title “Journey of the Sea Turtle”.

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Educational Objectives
Audience: Subject Area:
Fifth grade, science

Life Sciences, Standard 17

Inquiry, Standard 4

Topic: The Living World: Animals Standard: Compares different kinds of animals and their protective adaptations. Identifies examples of animals with protective adaptations in color, physical structure and body markings and shadings, such as zebras, giraffes, Viceroy butterflies and deer. Topic: Activities/Tools Standard: Actively engages in learning process via hands-on/minds-on science activities and experiences. Uses appropriate tools to collect and analyze data and solve problems.
Topic: Reference Skills Standard: Uses encyclopedias, science reference magazines, books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts.

Inquiry, Standard 2

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Copyright
• • • Copyright 2003 Lauren Ebert Permission to copy this game at no cost is granted to all teachers and students of non-profit schools. Permission is also granted to all teachers and students of nonprofit schools to make revisions to this game for their own purposes, on the condition that this copyright page and the credits page remain part of the game. Teachers and students who adapt the game should add their names and affiliations to the credits page without deleting any names already there.

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Time to play Journey of the Sea Turtle!

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When active, how often do sea turtles have to swim to the surface to breathe?
every hour

every 30 minutes every 5 minutes every 2 hours

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All sea turtles are endangered.

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False

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What government act are sea turtles protected under?
Marine Protection Act of 1987

Endangered Species Act of 1973
Turtle Protection Act of 1985

Sea Turtle Act of 1979

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What class are sea turtles?
Reptiles Mammals

Amphibians Fish

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Which sea turtle does not have a hard, bony shell?
Atlantic Green

Loggerhead Hawksbill
Leatherback

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How long have sea turtles existed on earth?
400 million years

200 thousand years 200 million years
400 thousand years

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How much does the average Green Turtle weigh?
200 to 300 lbs

100 to 150 lbs 300 to 400 lbs
150 to 200 lbs

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Where does the Green Turtle usually live?
around coral reefs

in sea grass along the ocean floor
in shallow waters

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How long is the average Green Turtle?
50 to 55 inches

25 to 33 inches 36 to 43 inches
45 to 50 inches

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How much does the average Hawksbill weigh?
400 to 500 lbs

200 to 300 lbs 300 to 400 lbs
100 to 200 lbs

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The term “tortoise shell” originated from the Hawksbill turtle.
True False

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How long is the average Hawksbill turtle?
30 to 36 inches

25 to 30 inches 39 to 43 inches
45 to 51 inches

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How much does the average Kemp’s Ridley turtle weigh?
200 to 230 lbs

120 to 150 lbs 80 to 100 lbs
50 to 75 lbs

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The Kemp’s Ridley turtle is the most endangered of all sea turtles.
True False

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How much does the average Leatherback turtle weigh?
750 lbs

875 lbs 1,400 lbs
1000 lbs

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How long is the average Leatherback turtle?
6 feet

4 feet 5 feet
7 feet

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How much does the average Loggerhead turtle weigh?
250 to 500 lbs

200 to 350 lbs 100 to 300 lbs
150 to 400 lbs

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What color markings does the Loggerhead turtle have?
dark green

reddish brown olive green
grayish blue

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How long does the average sea turtle live?
10 to 15 years

45 to 50 years 15 to 20 years
30 to 35 years

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Which of these do sea turtles NOT eat?
jellyfish

lobster seaweed
shrimp

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How many eggs do sea turtles usually lay?
50 to 100

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70 to 170

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Most sea turtles live to adulthood.
True False

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How long can sea turtles stay out of the water?
10 to 11 hours

1 hour 2 to 3 hours
6 hours

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How many species of sea turtles are there?
7

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Sea turtles do not often interact unless they are mating.
True False

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What is the amount of eggs a sea turtle lays called?
a nest

a hand a clutch
a batch

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Once the female sea turtle lays her eggs, how log does it take the eggs to hatch?
35 days

40 days 60 days
75 days

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The temperature of the sea turtle eggs effects what sex the babies will be.
True False

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What makes sea turtles different from other turtles?
they evolved from different ancestors they lay different types of eggs they can not pull their limbs into their shells

they do not breathe air

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How large is a sea turtle egg?
the size of a marble

the size of a soft ball the size of a tennis ball
the size of a ping pong ball

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Where is the sea turtle’s vision the best?
underwater above the water
in the dark

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How fast can the average sea turtle swim?
0.5 to 0.9 kph

1.5 to 2.3 kph 2.6 to 3.1 kph
3.4 to 3.7 kph

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What is the longest amount of time a sea turtle can stay underwater?
1 hour

3 hours 8 hours
5 hours

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Sea turtles have an external ear opening.
True False

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Sea turtles do not migrate.
True False

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Sea turtles do not have any teeth.
True False

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Research 1
Using the Atlantic Green turtle page and any other resources you can find, decide where you as an Atlantic Green turtle would like to lay your eggs. Also explain what obstacles you might face as you lay your eggs.

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Research 2
Using the links provided, find a picture of the Atlantic Green turtle and explain to the class what it looks like and how its adaptations help it survive.

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Research 3
Using the links provided and any other resources you can find, come up with your own plan on how you can help save sea turtles.

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Research 4
Using the Hawaiian Green turtle page and any other resources you can find, decide where you as an Hawaiian Green turtle would like to lay your eggs. Also explain what obstacles you might face as you lay your eggs.

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Research 5
Using the links provided, find a picture of the Hawaiian Green turtle and explain to the class what it looks like and how its adaptations help it survive.

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Research 6
Using the links provided and any other resources you can find, explain to the class how laws protect sea turtles and what is being done to enforce those laws.
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Using the Kemp’s Ridley turtle page and any other resources you can find, decide where you as a Kemp’s Ridley turtle would like to lay your eggs. Also explain what obstacles you might face as you lay your eggs.

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Research 8
Using the links provided, find a picture of the Kemp’s Ridley turtle and explain to the class what it looks like and how its adaptations help it survive.

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Research 9
Using the links provided and any other resources you can find, report to the class all the different dangers sea turtles face and how those dangers are affecting the sea turtle population.

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Research 10
Using the Loggerhead turtle page and any other resources you can find, decide where you as a Loggerhead turtle would like to lay your eggs. Also explain what obstacles you might face as you lay your eggs.

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Research 11
Using the links provided, find a picture of the Loggerhead turtle and explain to the class what it looks like and how its adaptations help it survive.

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Research 12
Using the links provided and any other resources you can find, explain to the class what baby sea turtles face after they hatch. Be sure to include how many babies survive and how long it takes them to mature.

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Research 13
Using the Hawksbill turtle page and any other resources you can find, decide where you as a Hawksbill turtle would like to lay your eggs. Also explain what obstacles you might face as you lay your eggs.

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Research 14
Using the links provided, find a picture of the Hawksbill turtle and explain to the class what it looks like and how its adaptations help it survive.

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Research 15
Using the links provided and any other resources you can find, explain to the class how sea turtles are different from land turtles. Be sure to include the specific adaptations sea turtles have that are different from land turtles.
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Research 16
Using the Leatherback turtle page and any other resources you can find, decide where you as a Leatherback turtle would like to lay your eggs. Also explain what obstacles you might face as you lay your eggs.

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Research 17
Using the links provided, find a picture of the Leatherback turtle and explain to the class what it looks like and how its adaptations help it survive.

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Research 18
Using the links provided and any other resources you can find, make a prediction of what is going to happen to sea turtles in the future based on the evidence you find.

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You get trapped in a fisherman’s net. It takes you a while to get out, and your flippers are slightly cut. You need to take time to recuperate, so you miss your next turn.

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Danger 2
A boater is paying no attention where they are going. As a result, you get caught underneath the motor and cut pretty badly. You need time to heal, so you must skip your next two turns.
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Danger 3
A coyote gets into one of your egg nests and eats them all. As a result, you must lay another clutch of eggs. Give back one of your eggs and journey to the beach one more time.

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Danger 4
You accidentally ate a plastic bag thinking it was a jelly fish and get sick. You need to take time to recuperate, so you miss your next turn.

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Danger 5
You climbed onto the beach you usually lay your eggs on but now there is a hotel on the beach. The lights are too bright, and you are afraid to lay your eggs there, so you head back to the ocean. This delay causes you to lose your next turn.

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Danger 6
Egg hunters find the eggs you deposited and dig them all up to sell at the market. As a result, you must lay another clutch of eggs. Give back one of your eggs and journey to the beach one more time.

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Danger 7
There was an oil spill and you are covered in oil. It takes a while for rescue workers to clean all the oil off of your shell. You miss two turns when you are being cleaned.

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Danger 8
The water you are in is extremely polluted by a factory that dumps chemicals into the ocean. As a result you become sick and lose one turn.

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Danger 9
The beach you usually lay your eggs on has eroded, so you cannot lay your eggs there. As a result you head back to the ocean. This delay causes you to lose your next turn.

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Danger 10
Sea turtle hunters are trying to catch you in order to sell your shell. Luckily you escape from being captured, but you suffer some injuries. You miss your next turn while you take time to recuperate.

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Danger 11
A racoon gets into one of your egg nests and eats them all. As a result, you must lay another clutch of eggs. Give back one of your eggs and journey to the beach one more time.

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Danger 12
You run into a killer whale who wants to make you dinner. You must swim away fast and hide. As a result, you miss your next turn.

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Danger 13
You get tangled in floating debris a boater carelessly tossed overboard. It takes a while for you to become untangled. While you untangle yourself, you miss your next two turns.

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Danger 14
A careless person on the beach accidentally digs up all your eggs. As a result, you must lay another clutch of eggs. Give back one of your eggs and journey to the beach one more time.

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Danger 15
You climbed onto the beach you usually lay your eggs on but now there is an enormous seawall there. There is no room for you to lay your eggs, so you head back to the ocean. This delay causes you to lose your next turn.
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Danger 16
A fisherman accidentally catches you and pulls you into his boat. Fortunately he releases you back into the water, but you are a little shook up over the whole event. You skip your next turn in order to re-gather your courage.
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Danger 17
Sea turtle hunters are trying to catch you in order to sell your meat. Luckily you escape from being captured, but you suffer some injuries. You miss your next turn while you take time to recuperate.

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Danger 18
A bunch of ants invade the place where you deposited your eggs and kill all the eggs. As a result, you must lay another clutch of eggs. Give back one of your eggs and journey to the beach one more time.
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Other links

Atlantic Green

Hawaiian Green

Kemp’s Ridley

Hawksbill

Loggerhead

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The Hawaiian Green Turtle

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