Turtle Trauma

Theme:Water Protection
Location:The Pines
Map #:47
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Purpose

This activity teaches the risks turtles endure to lay their eggs which is essential in maintaining their population. Students will be encouraged to see the world from a turtle’s perspective.

Key Messages

  • Turtle populations are at risk because of human encroachment and increased vehicle traffic
  • Become involved with conservation efforts
  • Turtles are important to our natural ecosystems

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Science and Technology
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
    • analyze the positive and negative impacts of human interactions with natural habitats and communities, taking different perspectives into account, and evaluate ways of minimizing the negative impacts
    • identify factors that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat
    • demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life
    • demonstrate an understanding of a community as a group of interacting species sharing a common habitat
    • describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in specific habitats
    • identify reasons for the depletion or extinction of a plant or animals species (e.g. changes in our destruction of its habitat), evaluate the impacts on the rest of the natural community, and propose possible actions for preventing such depletions or extinctions from happeing
    • describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in specific habitats
    • explain why changes int eh environment have a great impact on specialized species than on generalized species
    • demonstrate an understanding of why all habitats have limits to the number of plants and animals they can support
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 6 (Biodiversity)
    • describe ways in which biodiversity within and among communities is important for maintaining the resilience of these communteies
    • demonstrate an understanding of biodiversity as the variety of life on earth, including variety within each species of plant and animal, among species of plants and animals in communities, and among communities and the physical landscapes that support hem
    • describe ways in which biodiversity within species is important for maintaining the resilience of those species

 

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