Measure box turtle shells

Targeted age group: Grades 6-8
Eastern box turtles are long-lived reptiles living in woodland areas throughout the eastern United States. In this activity, students will learn how to age box turtles and distinguish between male and female turtles.
Activity guide (coming soon)
Materials needed:
Box turtle shell photos for measurements – white background
Box turtle shell photos for measurements – black background
Box turtle shell datasheet
Ruler
Contributors:
Lisa Prowant, Dawn Nachtigall

 

Box turtle

A young box turtle studied by biologist Lisa Prowant