Second Grade Links
Dinosaurs Links for 2nd Grade
Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs in Their Time.
Dinosaur Hall was closed in Spring 2005 and will reopen as
Dinosaurs in Their Time on November 21, 2007. The new Dinosaurs
in Their Time exhibit will illustrate the incredible diversity
of Mesozoic life, placing the dinosaurs in dramatic, new,
scientifically accurate poses amidst the hundreds of plant and
animal species that shared their environments.
Dino Directory. A database of well-known dinosaurs. If
the Natural History Museum holds a good image or reconstruction
of the dinosaur, it is included at this site.
Dinosaurs! From Scholastic Magazine, this interactive
site represents a complete set of curriculum and activities to
teach kids about dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs (Discovery Kids)! Games and videos for kids, all about
dinosaurs. See dinosaur babies born and watch take their first clumsy steps and more.
Dinosaur Clip Art (Free Clip Art Now). Here's a large collection of high
quality, public domain clipart graphics for presentations, web pages, documents,
Dinosaur Clip Art (Classroom Clipart). You are free to use this
clip art on your web pages and in school reports. They are
optimized to be small in size with transparent backgrounds, so
you can use them on any color pages.
Dinosaur Field Guide. From PBS Kids, interactive links that teach
almost anything a kid would want to know about dinosaurs
Dinosaurs for Kids. Play dinosaur games and read about dinosaurs
DinoMight. This links takes you to the game section, but there are
tabs for timelines, fossils, and dinos too.
Zoom Dinosaurs. This comprehensive on-line hypertext
book about dinosaurs is designed for students of all ages and
levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that
allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then
to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply
by clicking on links.
General Links for 2nd Grade
2nd Grade Learning Games (PBS). A
very large collection of interactive companions for common
school subjects and PBS programming.
2nd Grade Links. A large set of interactive
links that kids will love and that teach typical second grade curriculum.
Building a Gallaxy (code.org). Every student in every school should have
the opportunity to learn computer science. This site starts students codeing by dragging
and dropping "blocks" of code.
Learning Planet: Grades 1-3. Great site with links for
number, ABC, memory, time skills, and MORE!
Logic Zoo. From PBS someone has let the animals out of
the zoo! Put the them back back into their proper places and
review Venn Diagrams.
Magic School Bus Games.
Compantion website of interactives for the Magic School Bus
Second Grade Internet, Lesson Plans and WebQuest Sites.
HUGE collection, click on the topic below to go to that screen.
Second Grade Links (Annandale Elementary School). There's lots of
links to good interactive webs for second graders here.
Second Grade Links (Long Branch Elementary School). This site is a
comprehensive set of links here for all subjects typically taught in the second grade.
Second Grade Links (Laurel Park Elementary School). You'll find links
to great web resources for almost anything second grade.
Second Grade Links (Lowe's Island Elementary School). Another great set
of linke supporting second grade curriculum.
Second Grade Links (Morrisville Year-Around Elementary School). This is among
the most comprehensive collections of web resources targets for the second grade online
Second Grade Links (Oakridge Elementary School). Lots to choose from,
many links for subjects typically taught in the second grade.
Second Grade Links (Reid Park Academy). A fairly comprehensive site of
online resources for the second grade.
Second Grade Links (Rocky Point Elementary School). You'll find a variety of good
Websites for Second Graders. Web pages for Grade 2
students, featuring links for Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Health Links for 2nd Grade
Blast Off!. Your mission is to fire up your My Plate spaceship with
smart food choices and 60 minutes of physical activity a day to fly over Planet Power.
Choose My Plate.
This fun interactive site makes it easy for children to see what a healthy balanced
meal looks like.
Food Groups. Print out the pages on this Website to make
the Food Groups, a book for fluent readers about food,
nutrition, and healthy eating choices.
Health Links. Here's a collection of links that kids
can use to learn about health and nutrition.
Human Anatomy Online. A well-organized site, students
can click on the type of anatomy they want to study and see a
multimedia presentation to help them learn more.
Interactive Body. From the BBC, students can build a
skeleton, stretch some muscles and organize the organs in this
Kids Health. A wonderful set of resources that explains
health with interactive presentations, all designed to appeal to
Kids Nutrition Games. This is a special place in Solusville where the
explorers learn about the different food groups and what is so important about each one.
Make Brushing Fun with Your Favorite Friends (Colgate).
Brushing your teeth has never been more fun!
My Plate Food Match Game. This popular nutrition game for kids is based
the USDA MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for children ages 4 to 8
years. The 5-10 minute game can be done on a computer, tablet, or as class using a
SmartBoard and can help children to try new foods to balance their meals and snacks.
National Dairy Council. It’s never too early or too
late to develop lifestyle habits for healthy bones. Find out how
three servings a day of low-fat or fat-free dairy foods play an
important role, in a healthy diet, to help reduce the risk of
Pick Chow. Drag and drop food on your plate and see how your choices
Insect Links for 2nd Grade
Am I an insect?
Many people mix up all sorts of different creatures and think they are insects. We know
you wouldn't make that mistake so why not test your bugging skills?
build your bug from available part. Then take your bug across the swamp. But the
critters want to have you for dinner! Are you buggy enough to survive?
Build Your Own Caterpillar. Think carefully about where it will live. Who
are its enemys? How will it survive?
Are you fascinated, like us, by the intricate
lives of insects and spiders? Are you looking for information
on an insect or spider that you found?
Children's Butterfly Site. Despite their small size,
butterflies and moths are some of the World's most wondrous
animals. Their beauty, seemingly miraculous metamorphosis, and
apparently carefree flight all spark our imaginations.
Create Your Own Super Bug. Enter this top secret laboratory and create
your own Super Bug. Then print off a Stats card and compare it with your friends!
Designer Butterflies. Now that you know about them, you can design your
own beautiful butterfly
Going Bug-gy: Facts About Insects. This is a pretty good site to check
one's understanding of insects and learn more about them.
Insect Generator. Click on any of the four areas: head, thorax. adomen
or wings. Then click on one of the six insects to add its body part.
Insect Hunt. This is fun. Kids can learn about insects by playing a
game, a virtual insect hunt.
Insect Printouts. From Enchanted Learning, This Web
explains that all insects have a hard exoskeleton, a three-part
body (head, thorax, and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs,
compound eyes, and two antennae. The legs (and wings, if
applicable) are attached to the thorax. Insects breathe through
holes called spiracles. Great downloadable, printable worksheet
and coloring pictures.
InsectWorld. Click on the inssect and learn about its world
Katerpillars [sic] & Mystery Bugs. This Web is designed for
teachers, 4-H'ers, young people, and anyone else who wants to
pursue an interest in Entomology. Several articles give
resources and basic information about insects and their
relatives, while others outline activities with different insect
themes. They have intentionally misspelled "Caterpillars" to
refer to the University of Kentucky Wildcats or as they say
locally, "How 'bout those Kats?"
Monarch Watch. From the University of Kansas - here is
everything Monarch including educational activities,
conservation, and research.
Monster Bugs. There is a drawer full of extra bug parts. Put them together
to make an insect you know or create an entirely new one.
What is a Butterfly? Butterflies are beautiful, flying
insects with large scaly wings. Like all insects, they have six
jointed legs, 3 body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes,
and an exoskeleton. The three body parts are the head, thorax
(the chest), and abdomen (the tail end). Learn more here.
Zoom in On Insects? This interactive multi-media site creates a self-contained
lesson on insects.
Language and Reading Links for 2nd Grade
Best Books for Second Grade. This is a good list which has great suggestions
for different developmental reading needs.
Book Adventure: Find a Book. If you're not sure what
book you're looking for, we can help you find a book that's
right for you.
Book Adventure. Here is a FREE reading motivation
program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own
book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple
choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and
prizes for their literary successes.
Book Reviews for Second Grade. This site presents some
good picture books and links for discussion topics, activities,
related books and links to other subjects and resources.
Booklist for Second Grade. This Web has some great
reading suggestions from the city of El Paso.
Bright Ideas for Writing. Fun site - click on the links
for GRADES 1-2.
Here's an online game to combine letters to make a list of words
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature.
The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading
list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book
has won one of the indexed awards.
Favorite books for 2nd graders. Our panel of children's book experts recommends
these great books for your second grader.
Flat Stanley Project. One of the many advantages of
being flat is that Flat Stanley can visit his friends by
travelling in an envelope. The Flat Stanley Project is a group
of teachers who want to provide students with a meaningful
reason to write. Students' written work goes to other places by
conventional mail and e-mail.
Brett's, Author. This site features more than 4,000
pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects.
Language Arts Index. There are links here for compound words, contractions,
ELL, word recognition, and spelling.
Language Skill Builders. Interactive
sites recommended by Internet4Classrooms.
to Read at Starfall. This is an excellent site to support emerging readers
LetterRip. You create words by using tiles next to each
other while you race against the clock to see how many words you
Match the Word: 2nd Grade. Here's a set of fun memory and word-matching games
designed for 2nd graders.
Picture Match. Practice with identifying beginning letter and short and long
vowels sounds through a simple, fun game.
- Poem Generators
("I am a...")
("If I were president...")
(When I am 100 years old...")
Popular Second Grade Books. GoodReads is a great web resource for readers
of any age. You can find book suggestions and reviews by readers just like yourself.
Professor Garfield. Play a variety of reading games for phonemic awareness,
phonics, and comprehension practice.
Sadlier Phonetics: Online Component Here are phonics and vocabulary games.
See 'N Spell Have fun practicing vowel sounds, blends,
digraphs, and plurals by moving letters to spell words.
Seussville. Choose either the "high bandwidth" or "low
bandwidth" version of this site and have some fun with
everything Dr. Seuss.
Spelling Bee. There are three levels, compete
against yourself and master spelling!
Storyline Click here to listen to famous children's books read aloud.
Starfall. Here is a great site "where children have fun
learning to read."
Word Family Soert. SchoolCenter PictureRecognize word patterns and learn about onset
Maps Links for 2nd Grade
2nd Grade Map Skills.
Here's a Jeopardy Review, designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams.
Teams choose a topic about maps, then try to give the best answer.
Scoring is built in for each team
2nd Grade Map/Geography Skillss.
This is a large collection of links -- exactly what it says, maps and geography for
AAA Math: Second Grade.
Here's a wide range of lessons enables learning or
review to occur at each individual's current level.
Adventure Island. Explore maps and map symbols while helping a tour bus
driver navigate Adventure Island.
Geography World, by Kbears. This interactive,
multimedia presentation takes kids on a fun tour of the world.
GeoSpy. Kids join the "GeoSpy Agency" and help identify
continents, countries, states, provinces - great interactive
site that kids love.
Go, George, Go!. Learn how to read maps with George.
Map and Compass Skills. To follow directions on a map you need to know
where North, East, South and West are. On most maps north points towards the top of the
Map Games. Learning about maps is fun with these
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. From the
University of Texas, this is a great collection of maps from
around the world.
Test Your Geography Knowledge: The World (Oceans and
Continents). Make learning fun with this interactive
quiz - kids read the question and "point and click" to show that
they can find their way around the earth.
World Geography. From Enchanted Learning, this
collection of geography pages, maps, printouts, flags, quizzes,
and activities for students. The pages are listed by continent,
alphabetically, and by topic. Click on a topic or letter above
to see listings of the pages.
World Continents and Ocean Map Games. These learning gameshelpf
build a permanant mental map of the world, its continents and geography.
Math Links for 2nd Grade
123 Count on It! Second Grade.
Fun games for typical math skills taught in second grade.
This site features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic
lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic which
allows thorough mastery of the concepts. A wide range of lessons
(Kindergarten through Eighth grade level) enables learning or
review to occur at each individual's current level.
Adding 2-Digit Numbers. Good review of basic number
skills and then step-by-step practice for adding 2-digit numbers
with and without regrouping.
AplusMath. This web site was developed to help students
improve their math skills interactively. Visit our game room
and play exciting games like Matho and Hidden Picture...Test
your math skills with our Flashcards! Try out the Math Word Find
Are You a Math Magician? Great collection of
interactivites for different math operations - features 2 levels
to support different needs.
Billiard Tables. Let's play billiards while we master
the multiplication tables.
Brainteasers. Have some fun with this online challenge.
Color, Shape, and Size. From National Library of
Virtual Manipulates, decide which blocks belong inside the
circle? Figure out the attribute and then complete the sort.
Create a Graph. Sometimes, numbers are best expressed
as pictures - charts and graphs. Here's an easy site to make
Da'Number Game. Fun math game, the goal is to clear the
game field of numbered tiles. Players can clear the numbered
tiles by finding combinations that add up to Da' Numba.
- Fraction Links:
Fraction Shading, and
Fraction Shapes. A fun way to learn fractions is to
think about different shapes and how they can be broken into
Geometric Solids and Their Properties. This site
introduces students to some of the basic polyhedra. Students
explore the shapes of the faces of these solids.
Guess My Button. Sorting and classifying can help you
discover a lot about the patterns of objects, people, and
places. To begin, ask yourself a few simple questions: What's
the same? What's different? And this is the strategy you'll need
for Guess My Button.
Kidzone Math. A great set of online resources, includes
links to interactive sites, printable worksheets, and more.
Math, Money, Measurement, Formulas, and More: Fact Monster.
Lots of fun links here - an entire set of curriculum online and
FREE! Kids love these types of interactive lessons.
Math Skill Builders. Fun interactive
sites recommended by Internet4Classrooms.
Mathionaire Addition Quiz. Test your addition skills,
make a million.
Mathionaire General Math Quiz. Test general math
skills, make a million.
Mathionaire Multiplication Quiz. Test your basic
multiplication skills, make a million.
Mathematic Lessons that are fun! Here's a set of
interactive math games that teach math skills - yes, they really
are fun, fun, FUN!
MegaPenny Project. What would
a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like?"
Pizza Party. Get ready for a Pizza Party! Click on the
fraction that shows the amount of pizza that is left. This game
has 10 questions.
Poddle Weigh-In. Use a balance scale to find the weight
of each "poddle".
Reaction Math. How Fast Are you?
Second Grade Math: AAA Math. Grade-appropriate
topics and lessons to share math skills with children.
Send in the Trolls. Sequencing activity with an
introduction to the "middle". Help find the right trolls to
send to the cyberspace beauty contest.
SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator. Have you ever
wondered where to find math drill worksheets? Make your own here
at SuperKids for free! Simply select the type of problem, the
maximum and minimum numbers to be used in the problems, then
click on the button! A worksheet will be created to your
specifications, ready to be printed for use.
Mint for Kids: Hip Pocket Change. A set of fun links
created by the US Mint to help teach children about math and
Science Links for 2nd Grade
2nd Grade Science Activities. Here's some fun-filled and enjoyable links
to teach students more about the science topics in their curriculum.
Adventures of Herman. The autobiography of Squirmin'
Herman the worm.
Artic Animal Puzzles. BillyBear4Kids has put together
some fun puzzles in 2 formats - "jigsaw style" and "slider."
Artic Wildlife. Click on a tab to open the portfolio
and learn about the animals of the Arctic! Biologist Doug
Siegel-Causey shares his knowledge and special insights about
this icy world and it's inhabitants.
Balance and Motion: Roller Coasters. Want to learn
about balance and motion? Try building a test roller coasters!
Bill Nye the
Science Guy. Here's the official Website for this
popular TV series.
Cycles of Life. Learn about the life cycles of frogs,
butterflies, seeds, and trees with this "drag and drop" game.
Forces in Action. Experiments with forces and motion.
Forces and Movement. Experiment with forces on a toy
Journey North for Kids. A sampling of stories,
pictures and video clips from nature just for kids!
Pushes and Pulls. Experiment by pushing and pulling a toy on a track.
Roller Coaster Buildersp; This is a
balance and motion game. Students create a roller coaster
and then see how it works -- will you have enough energy to
complete the loop-the-loop?
Science Games for First & Second Graders. This is a very large collection
of high-quality games from PBS.
Science Glossary: Second Grade. This site presents an
image illustrating the term, and correct pronunciation of the
School Science Clips: Ages 6 - 7. Here are some
animated presentation about science.
Science Clips: Ages 7-8. Here's more animated
presentation about science.
Science Clips: Ages 8 - 9. Here's even more animated
presentation about science.
Science Glossary: First Grade. This site presents
an image illustrating the term, and correct pronunciation of
Science Websites: Second Grade. This site presents
an image illustrating the term, and correct pronunciation of
Seasons. From Enchanted Learning and Zoom Astronomy,
this site explains that the Earth's seasons are not caused by
the differences in the distance from the Sun throughout the year
(these differences are extremely small). The seasons are the
result of the tilt of the Earth's axis. This tilting is what
gives us the four seasons of the year - spring, summer, autumn
(fall) and winter. Since the axis is tilted, different parts of
the globe are oriented towards the Sun at different times of the
Whale Photo Library. The title says it all - great
pictures of whales.
Social Studies Links for 2nd Grade
2nd Grade Social Studies Links. Career exploration, people & places,
American symbols, history, and more here -- all good for 2nd graders.
Alaska Kids. Learn about the great state of Alaska at
this kid-friendly, interactive site.
Antarctica: The Frozen Continent at the South Pole.
Antarctica is the icy continent at the South Pole. It is covered
by permafrost (permanently frozen ground), is surrounded by
water, and is about 1 1/2 times larger than the United States.
Biographies for Kids. Here's some links about some
famous leaders for young readers.
the World. Learn what it's like to live in different
places of the world - just click on the type of region you are
Community Club. From Scholastic, learn about people
that make communities work.
Constitution for Kids. The law is the set of rules
that we live by. The Constitution is the highest law.
Earth Day Games. Have some fun celebrating this
Famous Americans. There are many famous Americans. Here
is some information on some of them.
Kids and Communities. Explore how to create communities
and live in them.
Kids.gov. Lots of good information and activities for K-5
People and Places. Choose one of six activities:
Where We Live, Our Earth, Working Together, Our Country Today, Our Country Long Ago,
People and Places in History.
Social Studies Links: Second Grade. 10 good links here covering some
of the most-common curriculum taught in the 2nd grade.
Thanksgiving Celebration, by Blackdog.. Here's a great
collection of links about Thanksgiving celebrations - when
people in communities are grateful for what they have and what
they have accomplished for that year.
Thanksgiving Games. BillyBear4Kids has put together
some fun interactive games for our annual celebration giving
U.S. Constitution for Kids: Kindergarten - Third Grade. Introducing students to
how the U.S. Government works is important and this comprehensive site has links for different age groups
to begin teaching students what America's founding documents state.
US States Facts, Map and State Symbols. Here's a set of
links for each state (scroll down).
US Symbols Match Game. Here's a "Concentration" style
game that teaches and review symbols of the United States of
Underground Railroad. Travel back to the 1800s and become an eyewitness to
history. You become a young slave who must make some important and life-changing
- Wisconsin Historical Society: History Portal. Great
collection of resources that will tell you anything about the
Badger State's past.
Space Links for 2nd Grade
All Solar Planets. From
here is information about the plants and downloadable print
Amazing Space. This site features an amazing set of
resources for teachers, families, and kids.
Astronomy for Kids. The Universe is a place that is
vast beyond imagining. This site tries to present this
information in a format that kids and understand and enjoy.
Mars Exploration Fun Zone! A fun multimedia site with
games, activities, and MORE.
Mission Patches. Here are some downloadable, printable
graphics for some of the patches that are used for space
Moon Phases Pictures. These "Virtual Reality Moon
Phases" were created by R. Schmidt from ray-traced images of the
Moon. A Clementine spacecraft mosaic of the lunar surface was
mapped onto a sphere, and scenes were rendered as a virtual Sun
"orbited" the Moon.
NASA. Here is the official site for the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
NASA Kids Club. This is the official site for kids,
designed and maintained by National Aeronautics and Space
Planets Solar System Tour. This website is an overview
of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of
the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each
page has my text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies,
most provide references to additional related information.
Solar System. Solar System is an interactive science lesson, designed to
teach kids about the solar system. Kids will learn about the 8 planets, the sun, moon,
stars, asteroids, comets and other celestial phenomena through a comprehensive animated
Space Place. Come on in and check out the games,
animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and
Windows to the Universe. This site covers the Earth and
Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including
images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the
Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties
between science, exploration, and the human experience. The site
is written in three reading levels approximating elementary,
middle school and high school reading levels. These levels may
be chosen by using the upper button bar of each page of the main
Telling Time Links for 2nd Grade
Beat-the Clock. Set a clock to the indicated time by
clicking on buttons that tell how many minutes or hours to move
the hands on the clock.
Clock Wise. Great site that provides a complete lesson
and information for teachers. Students enter a time in a
digital format (hour:minutes:am or pm) and an analog clock
displays the time.
Matching Time. Here's two fun activities from the BBC
each practices telling time.
Difference Between 2 Times. This
interactive site challenges you to identify the amount of time
between 2 clocks.
Double Fun Match. Select the "radio button" for Clocks
& Time and choose an appropriate level (easy, medium, hard,
extra-hard) and play a fun clock game!
Smiley Clock. Have fun creating a face for Smiley Clock
by telling the correct time. Tell time by picking one from three
choices. The clock gains eyes, nose, mouth and hair if you
select the correct time. Scroll to the bottom and press Play to
start the game.
Stop the Clock III. Can you match the clocks with these
Stop the Clock IV. Can you match the clocks with these
Stop the Clock V. Check telling time with these
Telling Time. Check for understanding by dragging the
five digital times to the correct analog clock, then press Stop
the Clock to record your time. (30
minute increments) (15
minute increments) (5
Time Differences (Birmingham Grid for Learning). Great site to teach kids thatt
if the clock reading for an earlier time is smaller than the
clock reading for a later time, subtract the earlier time from
the later time.
Time Differences (MathFrame). In this game you will see two clocks showing different
times. Your job is to calculate the time difference between the two clocks and input
Time-For-Time. Great site - an analog clock displays
the time and students click on different increments to see what
time it is on a digital clock.
Time Teacher. Check yourself by dragging the hands of
the clock to show the time that is indicated.