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Grade 2 Science

Great Escape Fire Drill Challenge  
Students are challenged to escape from a virtual fire in an apartment,  house or school. 

Ecosystems    
This activity has students explore living and non-living parts of 3 ecosystems and discover how the parts interact.

5 Senses  
This web page has 3 activities students can use  to reinforce their knowledge of the 5 senses. 

Magnetism  
This site has a hands-on activity about  Magnetism and Springs.

More Simple Machines  
This great site takes time to load so be patient!  It's worth the wait.  Students learn about levers, pulleys,  wedges, inclined planes, screws, and wheel and axle. They can then be challenged to find simple machines in a complex one and to put some simple tools to work. 

All About Plants   
This award winning site covers germination, non-flowering plants and seeds.  The site contains a glossary, activities, and links to other related sites.  Students roll play as detectives as they work through each case they are presented.

Life Cycle-Mealworm    
This page has information on the life cycle of the mealworm.

Life Cycle- Butterfly   
This page, Life of the Monarch Butterfly, contains Butterfly print and play pages,Butterfly crafts, online Butterfly & Bug games including drag and drop puzzles.

Life Cycle-Frog  
This single page from Enchanted Learning contains information and a print out of the life cycle of the frog.  It also has information on a frog's diet and classification.

Starchild NASA site    
Students must use Internet Explorer web browser to hear audio links. This excellent site from NASA covers the solar system as well as the sun, moon, meteoroids, planets, asteroid belt and comets.  The site uses audio as well print to introduce the topics.  There is a glossary and grade appropriate activities included. 

Solar System  
Discover our Solar System-  This site explores the solar system and each short page (3) includes a two question quiz.

Seasonal Changes  
Standard 4- PS
What causes the Earth's seasonal changes?

Erosion 
How do the forces of erosion change the world in which we live?  Students can investigate the facts, observe and record, and report their findings. This site contains a teacher's guide, a list of supplemental materials and links to general science sites.

Static Electricity    
This page contains an explanation of the basics of Static Electricity.  This page contains a three question quiz on page content.

More Info on Static Electricity  
This page about Static Electricity has information and projects too.

Electricity  
This site, produced by the department of energy, is a good source of information about all kinds of energy.  What is Electricity?  Students can find the answer to that question by scrolling to the center of the page and clicking on the link.  Clicking on the Kid's Corner will take you to Pioneers in Energy. brief biographies of Edison, Celsius, Einstein and more.

Water Cycle  
The age appropriate site explains the Water Cycle.  Go to the bottom of the page to find 5 Water Cycle activity  pages for your students.

Earth's Interior    
This site covers the Earth's Interior.  It covers the structure and composition of  our planet.

Staying Healthy   
This extensive site has health information for children.  Staying Healthy, Growing up, Dealing with Feelings and much more.

Healthy Teeth   
This web page is an oral health education database built upon the science of oral health. It features animated graphics, easy to understand text, simple classroom experimentsand more.