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About the Publisher

Pandia Press offers secular science curricula and history study guides that are organized, flexible, academic, and hands-on.

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R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

Read, Explore, Absorb, Learn

It’s fun, interesting, and hands-on, with lots of cool labs using mostly things from around the house. We love Pandia science! – Tina Scott Smith

My son loves how hands-on the [REAL Science Odyssey] lessons are… I love that the labs are easy to set up but not super messy or time consuming. We both appreciate that the lessons are short yet contain real science learning. – Sarah Wamuhui

Pandia Press Science Courses

RSO is Flexible!

Use REAL Science Odyssey at home with your own children or with a small group of students. While each of our science courses spans a range of grade levels, the content can be modified based on your student’s academic needs.

RSO is Incremental!

Incorporates mathematics, scientific method, and science terminology at age-appropriate levels. REAL Science Odyssey strengthens analytical skills: Students create scientific models, compare results, form questions, and interpret data, just like REAL scientists!

RSO is Accessible!

Created with the science novice in mind! You do not need a science background to teach REAL Science Odyssey. You’ll get a complete supply list, a suggested weekly schedule, answer keys, and easy-to-follow instructions for completing labs activities.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Level 1 Courses

Elementary Level

Each topic in Level One is presented in an entertaining story-like format, followed by hands-on activities, background science information, parent instructions, labs, reading lists, journaling ideas, and websites.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth & Environment 1

Earth & Environment 1, REAL Science Odyssey Earth & Environment 1, RSO Earth & Environment 1, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Earth & Environment 1, RSO Earth & Environment 1, covers scientific modeling, Earth’s “spheres,” weather, climate, the environment, erosion, & plate tectonics. Students study the the age of the earth and forces that shape it; and current pollution and environmental issues that affect water, land, and air.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 1

Astronomy 1, REAL Science Odyssey Astronomy 1, RSO Astronomy 1, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 1 includes scientific modeling, the solar system, space, physics of light, space travel, cosmology, the universe, the Big Bang, and gravity. Students study each planet as they travel through the solar system with Bunny and Dusty, the adorable space-dust bunnies. Short lessons, hands-on labs, and activities.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life 1

Life 1, REAL Science Odyssey Life 1, RSO Life 1, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Life 1, RSO Life 1is divided into three sections: the human body, the animal kingdom, and the plant kingdom. Students study the major body systems through making models and doing tests on their own bodies. Animal kingdom labs include examining worms, mollusks, & butterfly metamorphosis. Students learn about the plant kingdom by experimenting with seeds, flowers, leaves, stems, and roots.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Chemistry 1

Chemistry 1, REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry 1, RSO Chemistry, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Chemistry 1 covers concepts usually reserved for high school chemistry, but are presented in way that youngsters can easily grasp. Topics covered include atoms, molecules, the periodic table, states of matter, acids and bases, and chemical reactions.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Physics 1

Physics 1, REAL Science Odyssey Physics, RSO Physics 1, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Physics 1 presents complicated physics concepts in a way that young people can comprehend and immediately apply to everyday play and work. Topics covered include the study of matter, motion, friction, work, sound and wave, magnetism, electricity, and even a glimpse into the quantum world.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Level 2 Courses

Middle to High School

Level Two courses bring science alive by engaging young people’s minds while they are actively participating in learning. The student text is written to the student so that they can learn independently. Teacher Guides are available for Level Two courses and are highly recommended.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Biology 2

Biology 2, REAL Science Odyssey Biology 2, RSO Biology 2, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Biology 2 is a comprehensive course for life science at the middle school to high school level (grades 5 – 9). But unlike many science textbooks, RSO Biology 2 is not a dry collection of facts and worksheets but rather an in-depth course that engages young people’s minds at the same time they are actively participating in the learning of biology.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Biology 2 Teacher's Guide

Biology 2, REAL Science Odyssey Biology 2, RSO Biology 2, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com, Teacher's Guide

The Teacher’s Guide provides all the help a science novice needs to assist her student including suggested course scheduling, summaries, additional material and explanations, sample reports, learning objectives, answers and suggestions, tests, and quizzes.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2

Astronomy 2, REAL Science Odyssey Astronomy 2, RSO Astronomy 2, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com,

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2 uses labs, activities, and modeling exercises to teach about the universe, Big Bang, the Doppler effect, how elements are made in stars, the solar system, the Earth-sun-moon system, eclipses, and more.

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Astronomy 2 Teacher's Guide

Astronomy 2, REAL Science Odyssey Astronomy 2, RSO Astronomy 2, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com, Teacher's Guide

The Teacher’s Guide provides all the help a science novice needs to assist her student including suggested course scheduling, summaries, additional material and explanations, sample reports, learning objectives, answers and suggestions, tests, and quizzes.

The Stargazer's Notebook

The Stargazers Notebook, Stargazers Notebook, Pandia Press, seahomeschoolers.com

The Stargazer’s Notebook provides the ideal instruction manual, planner, journal, and cosmos laboratory for the astronomy student, amateur stargazer, and anyone else wanting to learn more about the stars, planets, and celestial objects that occupy our skies.

E-Books in History & Science from Pandia Press

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History Odyssey

Journey Through the Story of Humankind

History Odyssey and History Quest study guides feature the best resources available, organized into a yearlong study plan.

History from Pandia Press

MULTIPLE RESOURCES & GREAT LITERATURE

Expose your student to different viewpoints through reading and examining primary, secondary, and historian sources as well as fiction, biographies, and relevant classic literature.

ACTIVE LEARNING

Engage them in active learning through hands-on activities and map work. Rather than passively learning, your student discovers history like a historian.

CRITICAL THINKING

Sharpen critical thinking skills through inquiry, analysis, logical reasoning, evaluation of historical events, and written and verbal communication.

GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT

Understand the effect of geographical location on the story of humankind by making connections between geography and world events.

History Level 1 Courses

Elementary Level

Teach your student history as an exciting story. Each History Odyssey and History Quest study guide coordinates resources that are full of engaging activities, including craft projects, art projects, cooking, and coloring. Each study guide includes several blackline maps that students complete throughout the course, integrating geography with the study of history. Age-appropriate reading books are gradually introduced and prepare the student for classic literature in Level Two and Three courses.

History Quest Early Times

History Quest, Pandia press

History Quest: Early Times is engaging, educational, and secular. It takes you on a journey into the past to experience the rise and fall of ancient civilizations and empires. You’ll visit faraway places to meet and learn from everyday folks, famous world leaders, and even a few mythological characters.

History Quest Early Times Study Guide

History Quest Study Guide, history quest, history, pandia press

History Quest: Early Times Study Guide contains everything you need for a full year’s history curriculum for elementary-age children. Each weekly unit takes a chapter of History Quest: Early Times, the narrative history series, and turns it into a robust unit study with a week’s worth of engaging activities.

History Odyssey Middle Ages Level One

History Odyssey Middle Ages Level One, History Odyssey, Pandia press

History Odyssey Middle Ages Level One is a teacher/parent guide that provides step-by-step lessons to teach world history from 500 to 1600.

History Odyssey Early Modern Level One

History Odyssey Early Modern Level One, History Odyssey, Pandia press

History Odyssey Early Modern Level One is a teacher/parent guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 1600 to 1850.

History Odyssey Modern Times Level One

History Odyssey Modern Times Level One, History Odyssey, Pandia Press

History Odyssey Modern Times Level One is a teacher/parent guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 1850 to 2000.

Our Favorite Timeline!

History Odyssey Timeline

History Odyssey Timeline, Pandia Press

The History Odyssey timeline has four timeline posters.

History Odyssey Timeline Sticker Packs

History Odyssey Timeline Stickers, History Odyssey, Pandia Press

History Odyssey Timeline 200 Color Stickers to go along with the timeline.

History Level 2 Courses

Middle School & High School Level

Transition your student to independent learning with minimal assistance from parent or teacher. Students learn information organization, literary analysis, research skills, and writing skills through reading some of the greatest literature for each time period. They’ll also learn outlining, timeline analysis, geography, and critical thinking through daily lessons with worksheets and blackline maps included. Although generally written for middle school-age children, many customers have successfully used Level Two History Odyssey courses for high school.

There are four Level Two History Odyssey study guides available, each providing a full year history study. Select a guide below to learn more.

History Odyssey Ancients Level Two

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History Odyssey Ancients Level Two is a student guide that provides step-by-step lessons to teach world history from 6000 BCE to 500 CE.

History Odyssey Middle Ages Level Two

History Odyssey, Pandia Press, History Odyssey Middle Ages Level Two

History Odyssey Middle Ages Level Two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 500 to 1600

History Odyssey Early Modern Level Two

History Odyssey Early Modern Level Two, History Odyssey, Pandia Press

History Odyssey Early Modern Level Two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 1600 to 1850.

History Odyssey Modern Times Two

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History Odyssey Modern Times level two is a student guide that provides step by step lessons to teach world history from 1850 to 2000.

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