FAQ

Where can I buy Real Science-4-Kids?

You can purchase our books directly from this website or from one of our distributors. If you live overseas, we may have an overseas distributor. Just contact us and we can let you know what’s the best purchasing option for you.

Do I need all three books (Student Text, Teacher's Manual, and Lab Workbook) to teach this program?

We recommend getting all three books at the very minimum. The laboratory experiments are critical for teaching real science and the Teacher’s Manual will help provide guidance, materials lists, and possible outcomes.

Does Real Science-4-Kids have a Christian or secular worldview?

All of the books introduce real science to students and this means scientific facts and theories that are currently accepted by the scientific community. However, the books also introduce students to the philosophy of science and encourage students to explore opposing viewpoints when it comes to interpreting what these facts and theories may mean to individuals, groups, and the larger community.

Can I return the program if I don't like it?

We have a 30-day return policy.  However, the books must be returned is excellent condition for a full refund.  The books cannot be used or damaged. We will only offer partial refunds for books with damaged corners and we won’t offer any refund for books that have been written in or marked on the outside. Please make sure the books are well wrapped and the corners protected before shipping them.

Unfortunately, we cannot refund digital products.

How do I assemble the study notebook?

Building Blocks Study Notebook Assembly Tutorial

You have a new 3rd Edition for the Focus On series. Can I mix and match these with the 2nd Edition?

The new Focus On 3rd edition series is an expanded version of the 2nd edition series and incorporates some of the content found in the Building Block series.

The 3rd edition chapter sequence is different than the 2nd edition series.  Therefore, you cannot use a 3rd edition textbook with a 2nd edition lab workbook or a 2nd edition teacher’s manual. Also, 2nd edition quizzes and study notebooks cannot be used with 3rd edition lab workbooks, teacher’s manuals or student textbooks.

However, you can move from a complete 2nd edition subject to a complete 3rd edition subject. For example, if you have finished Focus On Elementary Chemistry 2nd edition, you can move to the new Focus On Elementary Biology 3rd edition as the next subject.

The 2nd edition series and the 3rd edition series are essentially the same format, with the 3rd edition series having an expanded chapter sequence and additional content.

What's up with the Study Notebooks for Building Block Books 5-7 and the new 3rd edition Middle School Focus On series? Why are they so different from the elementary grade levels?

The study notebooks for older students are a completely different approach to helping kids learn science than was used for younger students.

Dr. Keller believes that students will learn more by exploring their own ideas and learning how to ask questions. Because of this Dr. Keller decided to eliminate most of the structure found in the elementary study notebooks [no more fill in the blank, drawing in boxes, and cutting and pasting] and instead she has introduced “prompts” (questions and statements and drawings and –  lots of open space to write and draw on their own) with the intent of having kids explore their own thoughts and ideas about science.