Turtles are officially reptiles, characterized by a shell that protects it. They lay eggs on land, but many species live near water. Here are some links to check out for additional information:
Turtle Puddle, Answers to Kids’ Questions (Warning: This site has a link to information about evolution.)
Supplement your study of turtles with a nature walk. See who can be the first to spot a turtle, its nest, or eggs. Have your children draw pictures of the turtles you see on your walk. Enjoy your nature studies!