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Journey of the Sea Turtle

Story. Journey of the Sea Turtle. Game Directions. Game Preparation. Game Pieces. Play the game. A Homemade PowerPoint Game By Lauren Ebert University of Georgia. Objectives. Credits. Copyright Notice. Story.

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Journey of the Sea Turtle

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  1. Story Journey of the Sea Turtle Game Directions Game Preparation Game Pieces Play the game A Homemade PowerPoint Game By Lauren Ebert University of Georgia Objectives Credits Copyright Notice

  2. 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. Back

  3. 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. Back

  4. 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. Back

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

  12. Educational Objectives Audience: Fifth grade, science Subject Area: Life Sciences, Standard 17 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. Inquiry, Standard 4 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. Inquiry, Standard 2  Topic: Reference Skills Standard: Uses encyclopedias, science reference magazines, books and other media to obtain information related to science concepts. Back

  13. 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 non-profit 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. Back

  14. Time to play Journey of the Sea Turtle! Research Questions Dangers Home Page Directions

  15. Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Game Home More…

  16. Questions 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Back Game Home

  17. Correct!! Good job! You got the right answer. Roll again and continue your turn. Game Home Questions

  18. Incorrect Sorry. Your answer is not correct. Better luck next turn. Game Home Questions

  19. 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 Game Home Back

  20. All sea turtles are endangered. True False Game Home Back

  21. What government act are sea turtles protected under? Marine Protection Act of 1987Endangered Species Act of 1973 Turtle Protection Act of 1985 Sea Turtle Act of 1979 Game Home Back

  22. What class are sea turtles? Reptiles Mammals Amphibians Fish Game Home Back

  23. Which sea turtle does not have a hard, bony shell? Atlantic Green Loggerhead Hawksbill Leatherback Game Home Back

  24. How long have sea turtles existed on earth? 400 million years 200 thousand years 200 million years 400 thousand years Game Home Back

  25. How much does the average Green Turtle weigh? 200 to 300 lbs 100 to 150 lbs 300 to 400 lbs 150 to 200 lbs Game Home Back

  26. Where does the Green Turtle usually live? around coral reefs in sea grass along the ocean floor in shallow waters Game Home Back

  27. How long is the average Green Turtle? 50 to 55 inches 25 to 33 inches 36 to 43 inches 45 to 50 inches Game Home Back

  28. How much does the average Hawksbill weigh? 400 to 500 lbs 200 to 300 lbs 300 to 400 lbs 100 to 200 lbs Game Home Back

  29. The term “tortoise shell” originated from the Hawksbill turtle. True False Game Home Back

  30. How long is the average Hawksbill turtle? 30 to 36 inches 25 to 30 inches 39 to 43 inches 45 to 51 inches Game Home Back

  31. 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 Game Home Back

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

  33. How much does the average Leatherback turtle weigh? 750 lbs 875 lbs 1,400 lbs 1000 lbs Game Home Back

  34. How long is the average Leatherback turtle? 6 feet 4 feet 5 feet 7 feet Game Home Back

  35. How much does the average Loggerhead turtle weigh? 250 to 500 lbs 200 to 350 lbs 100 to 300 lbs 150 to 400 lbs Game Home Back

  36. What color markings does the Loggerhead turtle have? dark green reddish brown olive green grayish blue Game Home Back

  37. How long does the average sea turtle live? 10 to 15 years 45 to 50 years 15 to 20 years 30 to 35 years Game Home Back

  38. Which of these do sea turtles NOT eat? jellyfish lobster seaweed shrimp Game Home Back

  39. How many eggs do sea turtles usually lay? 50 to 100 60 to 120 100 to 200 70 to 170 Game Home Back

  40. Most sea turtles live to adulthood. True False Game Home Back

  41. How long can sea turtles stay out of the water? 10 to 11 hours 1 hour 2 to 3 hours 6 hours Game Home Back

  42. How many species of sea turtles are there? 7 10 6 9 Game Home Back

  43. Sea turtles do not often interact unless they are mating. True False Game Home Back

  44. What is the amount of eggs a sea turtle lays called? a nest a hand a clutch a batch Game Home Back

  45. 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 Game Home Back

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

  47. 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 Game Home Back

  48. 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 Game Home Back

  49. Where is the sea turtle’s vision the best? underwater above the water in the dark Game Home Back

  50. 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 Game Home Back

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