Great Websites for Children
Daily Practice Resources
http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2 Great skills practice site.
Mathcats- is a website focusing on converting measurements.
Mathematical Interactivities- website has puzzles, games and other online educational resources.
Mathematical Matching Puzzles- website is a place for students to review fractions, decimals, and percents.
Number Nut- is a website that reviews games and background information.
Pearson SuccessNet- is a powerful Web-based application with activities for teachers, administrators, and students – a single workplace for teaching, learning, and saving valuable time.
Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits- is an interactive learning tool to support Units 4F and 6G of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 Science -- namely "Circuits and Conductors" and "Changing Circuits" respectively.
Discovery education- provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.
FOSSWEB- is the official site for the inquiry-based FOSS (FULL OPTION SCIENCE SYSTEM) science curriculum.
GCC kids page- provides a number of science resources from sound and light to living things.
Interactives- website provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students’ skills on topics such as the rock cycle, volcanoes, weather, the periodic table, DNA, and Amusement Park Physics.
Kentucky Geological Survey- includes information about rocks, geology, and natural resources of Kentucky. Also links to maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
Meet the Greens- are cartoons produced by WGBH in Boston. This website is “for kids about looking after the planet”.
NOVA- is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television.
The Weather Channel- website includes information about meteorology and climate.
Foss Science Unit: Insects
|BioKids: Inquiry of Diverse Species|
|This site includes information for both students and teachers concerning diverse species, especially in southeast Michigan. Check out the Critter Catalog for photos and information about a variety of organisms studied in FOSS modules and courses, including crayfish and cockroaches.|
|Step-by-step key to identify insects.|
|Cool Science: Butterflies|
|Directions for making a paper-tube chrysalis that turns into a butterfly.|
|This site features complete field guides to animals and plants. The regional search feature allows you to find species in your region.|
|Enter a Hive|
|A website from PBS that includes a simulation of beehive activity.|
|Find out more information about a variety of insects. Each entry in the Insectlorepedia features a close-up image of the insect.|
|Journey North: A Global Study Of Wildlife Migration|
|Students across North America gathered migration data and posted results. This can be an opportunity for students to get involved and post their own data.|
|The Life Cycle of a Silkworm|
|This series contains photos of the lifecycle of the silkworm. The photos are courtesy of Manyee Desandies, a third grade teacher at Alvarado Elementary School, in Union City, California.|
|This site describes the University of Kansas Entomology Program to tag and monitor the migration of monarch butterflies.|
|USDA's Insect Site for Kids|
|Among the USDA's many offerings, you can find out why bugs are so important in so many ways.|