Opportunities to tie science to home and everyday life are everywhere! Skill Sharpeners: Science provides hands-on experiences and activities that connect children's real-world experiences to science concepts and vocabulary. Each full-color worksheet lists skills taught, as well as a "concept" or "skill" note that explains the primary point of each worksheet. Written activity worksheets and hands-on activities are included. This Grade 2 book covers physical science (matter, changes in matter, forces and motion, forces at play), life science (my body, body parts, animals life cycles, plants, habitats), earth and space science (space, the sun, weather), environment & ecology (geology, water and ice), and engineering and design (tools). An answer key (reduced-size student pages with overlaid answers) is included. 142 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Grade 2.