Science
 
 
K-2

-Kindergarten -First Grade -Second Grade

Kindergarten: Earth Systems
Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees2/index2.html
What different parts make up trees, what do trees look like in different seasons and how do you care for trees? This learning activity covers these topics and more. The text is read to the students. Some information will be above grade level.  

Kindergarten Weather Webquest
http://www.msdlt.k12.in.us/msdlt/kindergartensouth/white/
webquest/weatherwebquest.htm

A simple webquests where students observe and predict weather conditions. Two suggested books are listed to accompany the activity. Teacher will need to provide links for local weather forcasts.  
     
     
     
     
Kindergarten: Living Systems
Online Field Guides
http://www.enature.com/guides/select_group.asp
From amphibians to insects to mammals, this site gives pictures and descriptions for hundreds of animals. Great for compare/contrast or basic classification.  
Let's Talk About Insects
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/01.html
Learn what makes an insect an insect. This site also covers life cycle of insects and has activites at the end for students. The text is read to the students. Bring headphones! Some information will be above grade level.  
Incubation and Embryology
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/eggs/index.html
Hatching chicks in the room? This site gives lessons and activity sheets that can be used to extend your students' learning. Some information will be above grade level.  
     
     
     
Kindergarten: Ecology
 
Who Eats What?
http://www.kidport.com/GradeK/Science/WhoEatsWhat.htm

A simple activity where students choose pictures of animals that eat meat, fish, or nuts and seeds. Some pictures, particularly the one of the wolf, may be considered graphic.  
Splash into an Aquarium
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/aquarium/index.html
An engaging webquest about the habitat and animals in the water including tide pool animals and ocean animals. This activity could be done with an older buddy or guided by the teacher.  
Life in the Sea
http://www.kidport.com/GradeK/Science/SeaLife.htm
Students click on animals that live in the sea or sea animals that breath air. Grouping and ordering activities links at the bottom of the page.  
     
     
   
 First Grade: Matter and Energy

Energy and Matter
http://www.kidport.com/Grade3/Science/Energy.htm

This site gives two questions related to matter and energy. Visit the reference page (link on the right) first with students and come back to the questions at the end.  
Light
http://www.kidport.com/Grade3/Science/Light.htm
This site gives three questions related to light. Visit the reference page (link on the right) first with students and come back to the questions at the end of the activity.  
     
     
     
     
First Grade: Force, Motion, and Mechanical Energy
The Science of Sound
http://www.galaxy.net/~k12/sound/
These experiments and activities on sound are meant to be printed out for students to work on. These can be done individually, in groups or pairs, or as a whole class demonstration.  
     
     
     
     
     
First Grade: Universe
Space Science
http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/Science/Space/Space.htm
This site gives basic information on the night sky, galexies, and planets as well as links to other space related web sites.  
     
     
     
     
   
Second Grade: Earth Systems

Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees2/index2.html

What different parts make up trees, what do trees look like in different seasons and how do you care for trees? This learning activity covers these topics and more. The text is read to the students. Some information may be above grade level.  
Botony Quest http://www.geocities.com/mgkennedy/ This webquest asks students to find out why certain potted plants are dying using internet resources to find information. A teacher may want to supply recording sheets to guide students in their investigations.  
     
     
     
Second Grade: Living Systems

Online Field Guides
http://www.enature.com/guides/select_group.asp

From amphibians to insects to mammals, this site gives pictures and descriptions for hundreds of animals. Great for compare/contrast or basic classification.  

Let's Talk About Insects
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/01.html

Learn what makes an insect an insect. This site also covers life cycle of insects and has activites at the end for students. The text is read to the students. Bring headphones! Some information may be above grade level.  
Incubation and Embryology
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/eggs/index.html
Hatching chicks in the room? This site gives lessons and activity sheets that can be used to extend your students' learning. Some information may be above grade level.  
Animal Comparisons
http://www.kidport.com/Grade4/Science/AnimalComparison.htm
An activity in similarities and differences, this can be used alone or with the Reference Library at the bottom of the page.  
     
Second Grade: Ecology
Trees are Terrific
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/trees1/flash/index.html
This visual learning experience on trees cover such things as simple classification, leaf tracing, seasons, uses for trees, trees as a habitat, and conservation. The text is read to the students. Bring headphones! Some information may be above grade level.  
Splash into an Aquarium
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/aquarium/index.html
An engaging webquest about the habitat and animals in the water including tide pool animals and ocean animals. This activity could be done with an older buddy or guided by the teacher.  
Rainforest Webquest
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/rforest/rforest.htm
Focus on whether findings in the rainforests are plants, animals, or insects as you hypothesize what would happen if the rainforests were cut down.