27 July 2009

Turtle or Tortoise?

Do you know what the difference is between a turtle and a tortoise? I didn't growing up, and neither did the adults around me. A turtle was a turtle, and a tortoise was a fancy name for a turtle? One of the reasons that I love homeschooling is that I get to pick up these tidbits of information that I never got as a child. I have gotten to savor learning about things that I wanted to learn about as a child in school, things that were glossed over and dumped to move on to the next chapter.

What is the main difference between a turtle and a tortoise?
A turtle swims in the water, and occasionally steps on land. 
A tortoise travels across land, and occassionally dips in the pool.

Want to know more? You can start here: The Difference Between A Turtle And Tortoise

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