DK Workbooks: Science, Second Grade

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About DK Workbooks: Science, Second Grade

Support your child's expanding science skills. Among this level's learning targets are understanding force, identifying the movements of the Sun and planets, recognizing minerals, and learning about the development of plants and animals.

Why is it special?
*Fact box clearly tells the child what he or she will will be practicing on each page; examples are also included, if appropriate.
*Steps within a topic or concept are carried over pages so that children are given plenty of practice to build confidence before moving on to the next step.
*Includes exercises, activities, and experiments in the main areas of science-forces and motion, properties and change in materials, Earth science, life science, and growth of living organisms
and ecosystems.

Other key features:
* "Parents' notes" explain what children need to know at each age, what's being covered in the curriculum, and teaching methods so parents can support their children.
* Developed in consultation with leading educational experts to support curriculum learning.

Contents:
Build your child's confidence through practice. Learning objectives include frequencies of sound, states of matter, temperature, and animal life cycles.

What's making that sound? 4
Making sounds 5
Comparing vibrations 6
Changing tube lengths 7
How to change vibrations 8
Bottles of water 9
Parts of the ear 10
How do I hear? 11
Heating solids to make liquids 12
Results and observations 13
Cooling liquids to make solid 14
Results and observations 15
Volume and weight of water before and after freezing 16
Results and observations 17
What happens to water left in an open or closed container over time? 18
Results and observations 19
Make a cup to keep hot water hot for longer 20
Results, observations, and evaluation 21
Sun as a light source to warm water 22
Results and observations 23
Air temperature 24
Results and observations 25
Wind directions and speed 26
Compare rainfall results 27
Daily weather patterns 28
Results and observations 29
Yearly weather patterns 30
Global weather patterns 31
Tools 32
Weather-prediction tools 33
Life cycle of a dog 34
Life cycle of a bird 35
Life cycle of a frog 36
Life cycle of a snake 37
Life cycle of a fish 38
Life cycle of a jellyfish 39
Life cycle of a locust 40
Life cycle of a butterfly 41
Are you my parents? 42
Animal parents and babies 43
Variation 44
Observations 45
Variation within a family 46
Why variation? 47
Certificate 48
Answer pages and parents' notes 49-60