A popular ocean reptile, the sea turtle may eat plants, algae, crabs, seajellies and other invertebrates, i.e. animals without backbones. There are seven species of sea turtles; Leatherback, Green, Loggerhead, Kemp's Ridley, Hawksbill, Flatback (nesting in Australia) and Olive Ridley (visiting). To learn more about Turtles visit AUSMEPA's Sea turtle fact sheet www.ausmepa.org.au/files/sea_turtle_fact_sheet.pdf
There is nothing cuter or more amazing than watching a nest of baby turtles emerge from their sandy nest and flip flop down to the ocean. You can make your own baby turtles in a variety of ways, with paper, cardboard or plastic. Here is one way.
If you are very ambitious you can mark the carapace (shell) into patterns like the real thing.
Where students are too young for using sharp instruments you might choose a paper or card template and create a mother turtle and decorate it. This illustration uses onion skin to create a textured shell.