It's the books, y'all

"Science is boring!" kids (and adults) say. But only because the books are boring. Science textbooks lack essential content that makes real science exciting. If done well, science is easy and fun to learn. And chemistry matters! Chemistry is the master key that unlocks all other areas of science, making science easier to learn!

Paving the way to your child's success, one step at a time.

Dr. Rebecca Woodbury, founder of Gravitas Publications Inc., has over two decades of experience in science education. With a background in biophysical chemistry, she created the Real Science-4-Kids product line in 2003 to support home educators. In 2020, she introduced RATATAZ, an innovative learning model that combines in-depth content with student-driven inquiries and project-based learning. Dr. Woodbury recently completed her M.Ed. in curriculum and instructional design, further enhancing her educational materials. She relocated her team to Tempe, AZ, in 2023 to better serve both homeschool parents and school educators.

The books are so well-produced, colorful, and the drawings are fun and informative...

We have used the text as a read-aloud where the girls get the opportunity to practice reading as we explore each chapter together. I don’t have a background in science, but I have been empowered to offer the children a robust, organized, well-rounded science education. I love learning along with the girls and I feel so relieved to have explanations for how things work and why. Sabrina; Homeschool Mom, 2023

All of our Science Books Start with Chemistry

All of our Science Series books start with chemistry. Chemistry developed a bad reputation as an overly hard science, but only because it is usually not introduced well. If done, right, chemistry is easy and fun to learn. More importantly, chemistry is like the master key that unlocks all other areas of science, making them easier to learn!
Physics
Atoms & Molecules connect to

Physics

It is much easier to understand how sound works by learning about the vibration of atoms and molecules.
Life Science
Atoms & Molecules connect to

Life Science

It is much easier to understand how photosynthesis works by learning about chlorophyll and sugar molecules.
Earth-Space Science
Atoms & Molecules connect to

Earth-Space Science

It is much easier to learn about climate change by understanding molecular oxygen, carbon dioxide and methane in the atomosphere.

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FAQ

Got Questions? We've got answers!

Public school science textbooks often provide a superficial overview with attractive visuals but lack genuine scientific content, leaving students unprepared for advanced science and critical evaluation. Real Science-4-Kids offers a better alternative by introducing real science vocabulary and concepts from first grade. Designed to be engaging and accessible, this curriculum builds a strong foundation in chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy. It's also easy to use for non-science parents, ensuring that anyone can effectively teach and inspire a love for science in their children.

We have replaced the Laboratory Notebook and Teacher's Manual with our Experiment Hub. These are free to download with links to purchase products, and student notebook pages. Each lesson aligns with a Science book level and chapter.

We use a print-on-demand provider that produces high quality hard cover textbooks and your book is printed when you place your order. Print on demand offers numerous advantages. First, books are printed and shipped directly to the customer, eliminating the need for double shipping. This means we avoid the extra step of sending books to a centralized warehouse before packing and shipping them to the customer. Additionally, with printers located in seven countries, we can efficiently distribute our books worldwide. By printing closer to the customer and reducing storage needs, POD minimizes transportation distances and associated carbon emissions. Our print provider produces books at print facilities in the United States, France, Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Whenever possible, your book will be manufactured and shipped from the printer closest to the shipping destination.

The NGSS and all major publishing companies follow an outdated learning progression that delays the introduction of atom & molecules until middle school or later. We don't do this. Following updated research on how students learn, we introduce atoms & molecules right from the start and build chemistry concepts in each book. You can learn more about why we do this here.

We made some major upgrades to our older Building Block series and changed the name to just Science.