R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

Read, Explore, Absorb, and Learn science

You will find R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey (RSO) to be unlike any other
science curriculum available. It is written specifically for home and small
classroom use. Packed full of serious science and loads of fun, it is an
incremental program that gently builds on itself and incorporates
mathematics, scientific method, and science terminology. Created with
the science novice in mind, you don’t need any science background to
teach RSO.

With RSO your children or students will be learning more science
than you ever thought possible and will develop a lifelong love of
science. Interested? We thought so! Use the following links to
learn more about this innovative program.

Choose a level: Level One - Appropriate for 1st through 5th grade Level Two - Appropriate for 5th through 9th grade RSO Level One

Each book of RSO level one is a complete one-year science curriculum.
Each topic in the RSO series of books is presented in an entertaining
story-like format and is followed by hands-on activities along with
background science information, parent instructions, labs, reading lists,
journaling ideas, and websites.

RSO’s Unique Level One Format:

Scientific Method, Mathematics, and RSO Level One We strongly believe children benefit from using scientific method at an early age.
RSO level one infuses scientific method and age-appropriate mathematics in every
course. Students learn how to speculate, hypothesize, experiment, and conclude.
Observation skills are developed through sketch drawings and written descriptions.
Analytical skills are encouraged through comparing, forming questions, and
interpretations. Students make age-appropriate calculations, plot results, make
graphs, and diagram information, just like R.E.A.L. scientists!

Choose from the following RSO level one books for more information and to view sample pages: Life Level One (for 1st through 4th graders) Earth & Space Level One (for 1st through 4th graders) Chemistry Level One (for 2nd through 5th graders)

RSO Level Two RSO Biology Level Two


Not a dry collection of facts to be memorized or a pile of mind-numbing
worksheets: RSO Level Two courses bring science alive! By engaging young
people’s minds at the same time they are actively participating in learning,
Level Two courses are uniquely designed to bring high school-level concepts
to middle school-aged children. Although intended to follow Level One RSO
courses, no prior science experience is required to successfully complete
Level Two. Level Two courses are “independent” courses; meaning the
student text is written to the student. Teacher Guides are available for
each course and highly recommended.

Inside the Student Text:

  • Entertaining Illustrated Lessons - intended to engage students and
    encourage critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Famous Science Series - biography essay assignments of
    influential scientists and discoveries
  • Labs and Formal Lab Reports
  • Microscope Labs
  • Show What You Know - science vocabulary and lesson review
  • Activities
  • Poems
  • Writing and Research Assignments

Inside the Teacher Guide:

  • Suggested course scheduling
  • Summary of each lesson, plus more in depth information, explanations, and further research suggestions
  • Sample Lab Reports and suggested answers
  • Learning goals, objectives, and student expectations
  • Suggestions for teaching the course
  • Assessments, Quizzes, and Reviews (with answer key, rubric, and grading scale)