Tuffy the turtle

United States, 1965

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Shows physical characteristics of turtles: their shell, head, legs, feet, teeth and eyes, and their reactions to stimuli. Tells a story about a turtle who overcomes ridicule from animal friends after a snail makes him realise how useful a hard shell can be. A language arts teaching film integrating science with a story.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films



Production places
United States
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Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Physiology

Animals & Wildlife → Turtles

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children's films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Education of children

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education of children

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Interdisciplinary approach in education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language arts (Primary)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching (Primary)

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Education of children

Literature → Storytelling

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching (Primary)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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