Evan-Moor Educational Publishers / 2009 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$19.894 out of 5 stars for Daily Science Grade 2. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
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mom0902Charlotte, NCAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5OK as a supplementJune 24, 2014mom0902Charlotte, NCAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3I bought Daily Science to use with my 2nd grader knowing that it would only be a supplemental resource to use a springboard for diving deeper into the topics it presented. However, I found it lacking even as a supplemental resource. It presents a variety of topics in a spiral method like you would find in the public school which I find difficult for truly learning and mastering information.
The book presents 6 very general topics with 5 weeks of lessons for each topic. The information presented in the book is VERY superficial. You will absolutely need to supplement with other books, which is what we did with our son. The lessons, which are basically a workbook page, are very, very basic as well. I did not find them to be substantial in terms of review.
I think that this book is used best as a springboard to introduce a topic and then diver deeper into topics of interest on your own. Beyond that, I do not feel like this book offers much in terms of developing an understanding of scientific knowledge in children. I wouldn't use it again.
Mary BearKentuckyAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Daily Science is a wonderful enrichment program!April 17, 2018Mary BearKentuckyAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I wish I had this available 22 years ago when we first began this homeschooling journey! Daily Science is broken up into six main ideas to be covered in thirty weeks. Each day is a "bite" of the Big Idea, which is covered for five weeks (four weeks of learning and one week of review). There is also a simple experiment at the end of the review week. My son looked forward each day to warming up for science with one enrichment lesson, which was short and interesting to him.
What we enjoyed about this book is that it was informative, fun, it only took him a few minutes to complete, and at the end of the 5th week he had a basic knowledge about the Big Idea that he had studied. Much of what he studied piqued his interest and enticed him to learn more on his own via books from the library, documentaries, or short videos we found on the internet. My son enjoyed this book so much that he requested to use the 3rd grade book next year. We will also be adding Daily Geography next year as enrichment to go with our History and Geography program.
Keep in mind that enrichment isnt meant to be in depth. Enrichment should be a fun ADDITION to a full curriculum. We used it in companion with our Berean Builders science program, which we also highly recommend.
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