Who We Are
Real Science-4-Kids, printed and distributed by Gravitas Publications, is not a big company without a name or a face. It’s a small company committed to providing home school teaching tools of the highest quality.
Real Science-4-Kids homeschool science curriculum is the brainchild of Dr. Rebecca Keller, a mom and a home school teacher just like you. But perhaps unlike you, Dr. Keller earned a PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of New Mexico, which makes her highly qualified to teach science and create home school teaching materials that make sense.
For years, Dr. Keller worked in the areas of biophysics, molecular biology and neuroscience. She also home schooled her three children for 14 years in her Albuquerque, New Mexico home. When she could not find textbooks that excited her kids about science, she decided it was time to create her own.
Dr. Keller founded Gravitas Publications and wrote the hugely popular REAL SCIENCE-4-KIDS home school science curriculum. But she hasn’t stopped there. Today Dr. Keller continues to write science books and is currently working on a new science textbook series that brings chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy and geology to kids of all learning levels, from kindergarten to high school age.
What’s Different About Real Science-4-Kids
Parents, teachers, and educators often mistake volume for learning. In other words, the more material a student is required to read, memorize, and repeat on an exam, the more the student has learned. But this teaching concept is actually contrary to the way real learning occurs.
Real learning deep enough to stimulate understanding can only occur when a student has had enough time to absorb the material being presented. For this reason the RS4K curriculum focuses on providing the essential building blocks for science and does not overwhelm a student with too much information. When one building block has been completely assimilated, then the student is ready to begin on the next one.
Dr. Keller’s goal in creating the Real Science 4 Kids curriculum was to teach kids about science from a very early age so they would have much better science comprehension by the time they are ready for high school and college level classes. She wanted her kids to learn basic scientific facts and the scientific method of inquiry along with how science is a part of their everyday lives. The ultimate goal for Dr. Keller was ensuring that children make sense of science, find it fun to learn, and make it easy for other parents without her science background to teach the subjects of chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology and biology. That goal was accomplished with the unique Real Science-4-Kids home school science curriculum.