Grade 2

Science Kids Animals

Empowered Learner
kids and animals


Students will explore the amazing world of animals with free games, projects, interesting quizzes, fun facts, amazing videos and more! 

They will use the Science Kids website

Students will:

  • Be able to learn about different animal groups.
  • Understand food chains and animal characteristics and traits.

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Environment: The environment is the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.

  2. Food Chain: A food chain is a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.

  3. Animal Groups: View the website for the six basic animal groups.

  4. Characteristics: Characteristics are a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.

  5. Traits: Traits are a genetically determined characteristic.

To prepare for this lesson:

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Students log onto Science Kids Animals with their partners.
  2. Students work through games and facts together.
  3. Students can take quizzes.
  4. Students complete the animal booklet.
  5. Students select a partner to create a poster to share with the class.

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Check the completed animal booklet.
  • Create a Kahoot on the different animal groups.
  • Have a class discussion.
  • Provide an exit ticket on what was learned.
  • Use quizzes provided on Science Kids Animals.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner 
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:

Animal Booklets

Animal Groups definition

Animal Groups Video

Science Kids


Write a research report on a specific animal group.

  • Create a 3-D model of an animal.
  • Create a diagram and label the parts of an animal.

Create animal group posters.

Map where the different animal groups can be found.

This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, January 2020.