Discovery Time: Turtles

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In this activity, young learners (2 years and up) explore turtle basic adaptations and biology. Turtle external anatomy is explored by "building" a turtle with a nature collage. Includes step by step instructions in the video and pdf, a "What's Going On" section with background information on turtles, book list and suggested resources for extension.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Natural items such as leaves, acorns, rocks


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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