The Long-Awaited Moment Is Here!

The time has finally arrived! It’s that moment of all moments, like a long recurrent dream that mercifully finds a conclusion, the one you’ve been anticipating all summer long. It’s the announcement you wish would hurry and be made after this long drawn out buildup. Real Science-4-Kids is excited to announce the release of The Building Blocks of Science Book 7 in a mere six days! With 422 page…

10 Ways to Encourage Scientific Exploration

Science can be one of the most intimidating subjects to teach, the time-consuming experiments and vast catalog of material needing to be covered might seem overwhelming. In terms of hand-wringing, it’s usually only second to math. With a little planning and preparation, however, it can also be the most fun and rewarding experience your student will have all year. Finding ways to engage childr…

Real Science Careers: Biological Lab Technician

You know that child that likes to organize everything? The one that finds great joy in color coding the shirts in the closet or creatively makes sock drawer organizers out of duct tape and cardboard? The child who has a place for every toy and actually puts them away? They’re not just an urban myth, although few and far between they might seem. If your child has a keen eye for detail and an e…

'Super Scientist' Mallory Kievman

People vie for a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records all the time. They’ve gone to extreme lengths, too, such as the group in Slough, U.K. that built the world’s largest display of Lego Star Wars clone troopers — composed of 35,310 individual models. No CGI animation involved there.Not everyone in the record books asked to be there, however. Take Charles Osborne for instance, known for…

Back to School Essentials Not Found on a Shopping List

If you’re like some, you’ve got both feet firmly planted in summer break — adorned with goggles, water balloons, a good book, and a steadfast denial that school is right around the corner. Or, maybe you’re one of those families that actually loves school and, in fact, has never stopped teaching long enough to notice the ‘break’ in summer break. Regardless of your current summer disposition, i…

Science Chat With Dr. Keller: Why This Program Really Works

When Dr. Keller began homeschooling her children, she quickly spotted a deficiency in the available curriculum for her professional specialty, science. Some might have viewed the situation with a spirit of resignation. Dr. Keller, however, saw it as a challenge and a call to action. She identified what needed to be improved and then worked to produce a more effective curriculum. Because of he…