'Super Scientist' Logan

‘Super Scientists’ are all around us. They can be found in newspaper articles, science fairs, and classrooms. They are the unassuming heroes of creativity. It’s these super science heroes that Real Science-4-Kids seeks to highlight because we value the ingenuity and dedication of everyday science heroes and the kids that just plain love science. This month we have the pleasure of honoring ano…

Science and Technical Advisor

Neil deGrasse Tyson…a movie critic? While we watched Titanic, engrossed in the scene of Rose (Kate Winslet) lying on a piece of driftwood gazing up at the night sky, we felt the emotion of the moment. Tyson’s experience, however, was soured with the realization that the night sky he was gazing at was the wrong one!On a 2009 panel hosted by St. Petersburg College in Florida, Tyson elaborated o…

Project-based Learning for Meaningful Education

That inevitable struggle of finding enough teaching time in the day feels overwhelming to many. Whether a homeschooling parent or classroom teacher, the challenge of covering the required material in the available time can feel tremendously cumbersome. That’s before considering the even bigger challenge of ensuring that learning is both memorable and retrievable when needed. The struggle is re…

'Super Scientist' Atticus

It was a typical Wednesday afternoon. Students in the classroom sat mundanely slouched, eyes prosaically drifting between the board and their notebooks. The day transpired in typical fashion for the teens, oblivious to the mild-mannered superhero in their midst. With an air of greatness thoroughly hidden beneath his teenage façade, Atticus Chanse, the Real Science-4-Kids November ‘Super Scient…

10 Fun Fall Activities

Fall is the perfect time to incorporate family fun into your science experience. Everywhere you look there is some relic of the shifting season waiting to be explored. Leaves are changing color and falling alongside the acorns, apples are ready to be picked, and science is ready to explain why.As busy parents, time can really slip away from us during this hurried holiday season. Even though we…

5 Memory Strategies That Turn Information Into Knowledge

Parents and educators are finely tuned to the first element of learning — exposure to information. We immerse children in experience and data from infancy. It seems the earlier that parents begin compiling reams of facts to stuff into little minds and the quicker they push their kids to achieve motor skill milestones, the more success we attribute to the parenting. On the other end of the spe…