Learn Science – Tagging Tiny Turtles

By on October 30, 2014
Tagging Tiny Turtles


I was browsing through The New York Times blog and I stumbled on this video about the journey of tiny turtles. It can be a great science lesson about turtles that you can do with your child.

Watch the video above with your child and answer the following questions with them. You can also read the article about the video here.

  • HOW are scientists now tracking the journey of some baby sea turtles on their first swims out to sea?
  • WHAT is a nano-tag?
  • WHERE did scientists attach them to 11 hatchlings?
  • HOW far did the turtles swim to reach the open ocean?
  • HOW many survived?
  • WHY did these scientists track the hatchlings?
  • WHERE did they test hatchling behavior before this, and WHAT did they discover?
  • You can also add your own questions about the video which covers other aspects such as emotions, analysis and higher order thinking. Here are a few samples:

    • What do you think we should do to help the endangered turtles?
    • How did you feel when you learned that the turtles are endangered?
    • What can you do to help the turtles

About Lance Miller

I am an educator by heart and a digital marketer by profession. I teach kids how to read and how to do maths. I search the web for different creative ideas to help parents teach their children.