Fake Turtle Eggs – level 1

14-10-2020 07:00

Police in Central America have a problem. Poachers take turtle eggs from the sand at the beach. They sell the eggs. It is against the law. However, some people like to eat turtle eggs. They believe that turtle eggs are something special to eat.

Scientists have an idea. They make fake eggs. The eggs look like real eggs. They are soft and smooth. However, they have a GPS inside.

Scientists make a test. They put 101 eggs in the sand. Poachers find 25 of them. Scientists can track the eggs. Most eggs stay in the area. However, some eggs end up more than 80 miles away.

The result of the test is good. Scientists hope that fake eggs can help local police.

Difficult words: poacher (a person who breaks the law and he hunts animals or plants), GPS (a satellite system that can tell where something is), track (to follow the way of something from one place to another), result (what happens because of something else).

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