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Second Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

Looking for 2nd grade science fair project ideas for your child's upcoming science fair? 2nd graders are naturally inquisitive, asking dozens of questions about the world around them. Good 2nd grade science fair projects should give kids the tools to seek the answers to their questions, while rewarding them for their innate drive to collect things, count and measure things, and describe things qualitatively. To this end, our team of professional laboratory scientists, science teachers, and educational consultants has put together a rich collection of second grade science fair projects and 2nd grade science experiments that equip kids to engage with the world scientifically.

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In this project, build an insect model that shows how the head, thorax, and abdomen fit together! Learn insect anatomy by constructing a paper mache critter.
Second Grade
Zoology
Kids will build a turtle habitat in order to observe the climate preferences of this cold-blooded reptile.
Second Grade
Zoology
Science fair project idea that examines different physical characteristics of a chosen animal. Make educated guesses about evolution based on animal's form.
Second Grade
Zoology
This science project challenges students to study deer behavior in their natural habitat- the feeding patterns, social behaviors, male to female ratio, etc.
Second Grade
Zoology
This experiment has students record rat behavior to learn about the benefits of rats and research rat myths throughout history.
Second Grade
Zoology
In this experiment, your child will create two compost bins and see if he can determine what attracts fruit flies.
Second Grade
Zoology
This science experiment has students test whether a snail moves faster on concrete or dirt.
Second Grade
Zoology
Take a closer look at your furry friend (or the furry friend of a neighbor -- with permission) to discover if communication exists between cats and humans.
Second Grade
Zoology
Can a horse lead itself to the carrot?  Train your horse with carrots and boxes and test horse memory in this fun zoology science fair project.
Second Grade
Zoology

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