Whew! I’m finally on the other side of Covid! Although my symptoms were mild (I’m vaccinated and boosted and was treated with the antiviral Paxlovid), Covid took me down for nearly three weeks. It’s wonderful to be getting back to my old self.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Turtles Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Turtles are reptiles with hard, bony shells and have been around a really long time. With a history that dates back 215 million years, they are older than both lizards and snakes. Whether your interest lies in wild endangered sea turtles, or a mud turtle to keep in your backyard, these sites will certainly serve up what you’re looking for.
CCTC: Turtle Gallery – Scientific Names
The best reason to visit the California Turtle and Tortoise Club site is this gallery of annotated turtle photos, alphabetized by either scientific or common name. From the African Spurred Tortoise to the Western Pond Turtle, most of the thirty-two species have multiple photos showing the differences between the male and female turtles. Before clicking away to visit another site, look for the audio gallery of courting male tortoise vocalizations. Who knew?
Live Science: Turtle Facts
“With so many different types of turtle, there is no average size. The largest sea turtle species is the leatherback turtle. It weighs 600 to 1,500 lbs. (272 to 680 kilograms) and is about 4.5 to 5.25 feet (139 to 160 centimeters) long, according to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).” This Live Science introduction to turtles includes details about their habitats, taxonomy, diet, offspring and other interesting facts.
NatGeo Kids: 10 Totally Awesome Facts about Turtles!
Especially written for kids, this National Geographic listicle has photos and definitions for many of the science words used. “7. Some turtles are carnivores (meat eaters), others are herbivores (plant eaters) and some are omnivores (a mixture of the two!). Many baby turtles start life as carnivores but grow to eat more plants as they mature.”
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Sea Turtles Printable
Turtles Wikipedia Printable
Sea Turtle Quiz and Worksheet
Endangered Species Printable
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Quote of the Week
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~~ Helen Keller ~~ (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) American author, deaf blind activist, lecturer. For more inspirational quotes about beauty, click the link.
Surfing the Calendar
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John F. Kennedy’s Birthday May 29, 1917
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Memorial Day May 30, 2022
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Walt Whitman’s Birthday May 31, 1819
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