Question Sheet: Lessons from a Lonely Tortoise

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Why is it important to protect Galápagos tortoises? 
  2. Where are the Galápagos Islands?

During reading:

  1. Who was Charles Darwin? What work made him famous? 
  2. What is a carapace? What is a saddleback shell? 
  3. Why have scientists set up tortoise-breeding facilities in the Galápagos

    Islands? 

  4. Why do scientists paint numbers on the backs of baby tortoises at breeding

    facilities in the Galápagos Islands? 

  5. What type of environments do baby tortoises live in at the breedi...

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