Science Careers: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. Doctor, lawyer, teacher, firefighter, police officer, or veterinarian are a few of the typical answers one might expect. They excitedly draw pictures of gallant firefighters on ladders rescuing cats from trees, or detail rosy classrooms filled with perfectly behaving children. Pretend playtime […]
BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS YOU WON’T FIND 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 […]
A Word From Dr. Keller
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 […]
Real Science Heroes: Attack of the Killer C. Gattii
Real Science-4-Kids wants to recognize youthful ingenuity in the field of science as part of our Real Science Heroes blog series. Enjoy this celebration of a budding scientist who, through a school science fair project, made a real-world difference. ~ For many days an unsuspecting California resident, let’s call her Shirley, had been suffering from […]
Real science has Gravitas
Gravitas means “very serious, weighty, and important.” When we think of someone who has gravitas, we think of someone who is serious about what they do and how they command themselves. I picked the word “gravitas” as the Real Science-4-Kids publishing company name over 15 years ago because I wanted to create a science program […]
Real Science is Easy
It’s easy to teach someone real science. In fact, children are already primed to learn real science. Kids are natural explorers and with every step onto green grass, the taste of something sweet, or a piqued interest in a curious sound, they are learning about the world around them. Real science is not much more […]
Real Science is Fun
We often hear from parents and students that science is boring, dull, and uninteresting. Many of us have had experiences in school perhaps even falling asleep as a teacher or professor presents what could be interesting information in the most tedious and dull way possible. We sit through the class because we have to, but […]
Kids want real science
Kids learn at an astonishing rate, and from the time they are born, they begin to absorb everything around them. Kids are curious about the world they live in, and as soon as they can, they start asking questions. They want to know how plants grow, where butterflies come from, why the sun is warm, […]
Can “real” science wait until high school?
When we are out attending conferences and chatting with parents, teachers, and school administrators, we are often asked if it is better to start teaching “real” science in high school. We believe that the best time to start learning real science is when the child starts asking questions about the world around them; like what is […]
What is “real” science?
Have you ever read a blog article about a fool-proof diet or miracle cure “recommended by scientists” and wondered if it were true? Have you ever been told by a “science expert” about an amazing product that will make you look 20 years younger? Have you ever purchased a product or followed a friend’s advice […]