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

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

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Item #: 062178
ISBN: 9780979849695
Grades: 3-6

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RSO Physics (level one) is appropriate for 3rd through 6th grade. This comprehensive course 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. Students will not only learn Newton's three laws of motion, but they will experiment with them and develop simple models of real-world applications such as rockets, auto safety, and electric motors. The course book offers a full-year curriculum, including all of the lesson pages, parent/teacher instructions, and lab worksheets.

The following is a list of topics your child will learn during the year while completing Physics (level one). Each topic is introduced with a lesson story that is read aloud by the parent or instructor. Each lesson is followed by 1 to 5 hands-on activity labs that reinforce the material and introduce science terminology and age-appropriate math. Remember your child will also be having a whole lot of fun. Also included in this scope are laughing, playing, exploring, reading, singing, and begging for more RSO!

What is Physics?

  • Scientific method
  • Types of physicists


  • Mass
  • Density
  • Volume

Newton's Laws

  • Forces
  • Issac Newton
  • Inertia
  • Velocity
  • Momentum
  • Rocket ships


  • Friction
  • Everyday applications of friction


  • Energy: kinetic and potential
  • Simple machines: planes, wedges, stairs, screws, levers, wheel & axle, pulleys


  • Properties of air
  • Air pressure
  • Hot air
  • Weight, drag, thrust, and lift
  • Bernoulli's principle: how planes fly

Energy and Waves

  • Waves
  • Sound waves: amplitude and height
  • Wavelength
  • Amplification
  • Ren Laennec


  • Magnetic field
  • Action-at-a-distance
  • Quantitative and qualitative observations
  • Magnetic poles
  • Ferromagnetic
  • Earth's magnetic field and poles


  • Atoms: composition and the timeline of discovery
  • Static electricity
  • Electrical current
  • Electrical circuit: series and parallel
  • Electromagnetism

New Worlds

  • Einstein's theories of relativity
  • Quantum physics
  • Thomas Young and Erwin Schrodinger

Category Description for R.E.A.L. Physics (Gr. 3-6):

Physics is the newest in the R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey Level 1 series. Following the same format as the other Level 1 topics, you will find everything you need between the two covers. There are 9 units for this topic and plenty of labs for kinesthetic learners. A suggested schedule is found in the front of the book. Labs can be done with very accessible items. A few things you may not have laying around the house are a spring scale (5-10 lb. capacity), iron filings, electricity supplies such as a D-cell battery holder (2 needed) and a miniature light bulb and socket (One from an old flashlight works best; not an LED), and a laser light. Remember that the student pages are reproducible for multiple children within your family. ~ Donna

Category Description for R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey:

Tactile and rigorous, this classically-based science program provides an excellent science experience. The program is designed for the non-science parent. If you are a squeamish person, R.E.A.L. Science may not be for you. You’ll get dirty, handle bugs and worms, and learn through experimentation. The lessons in the book are intended to be done in order from start to finish, each lesson building upon the previous lessons. Two levels are available, perfect for multi-age learning or homeschool co-ops. The all-in-one text for Level One teaches science in an entertaining story-like format with hands-on activities, along with background science information, instructions, reading lists, journaling ideas, and supplemental websites. Student Worksheets are reproducible in Level One, although Student Pages are available separately. Science is planned 2-3 times per week. Formatted for independent learning, Level Two student texts bring science alive by engaging young people’s minds through active participation in learning. Spiral bound Student Texts offer instruction and consumable activity sheets and review pages. Consumable student materials are available separately. Teacher Guides are recommended and include weekly schedules, learning goals, math concepts for labs, lesson reviews with information not found in the student book, lab material lists, answer keys and grading guidelines.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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Focused, secular science topic for my physics loving kid.
Katherine G on Jul 1, 2020
Love REAL Science Odyssey
erin d on Jul 30, 2019
Focused, secular science topic for my physics loving kid.
Katherine G on Jul 1, 2020
Secular, good reviews
Marie R on Jul 31, 2019
Love REAL Science Odyssey
erin d on Jul 30, 2019
LOVED the Chemistry book and we want more!
Wendy G on Mar 27, 2018
Like Pandia Press books. I've used other of their books
Chad T on Mar 19, 2018
Disappointed they didn't have the middle school version, but we love REAL Science so happy they have at least this for Physics!
kristin a on Mar 2, 2018
I needed a good physics curriculum for my children. This one is highly recommended in secular homeschool groups, and the price at Rainbow Resource was the best.
Jennifer N on Oct 3, 2017
Good reviews and liked what I saw in the samples.
Sailaja D on Oct 1, 2017
Used them in the past - Kids and I both enjoy it. Appreciate a secular science option.
Stephanie W on Aug 14, 2017
I have been using Real Science Odyssey since 2 years ago. It has a very good curriculum and script teaching.
Pungki B on May 19, 2017
I have used the Life Science and Chemistry books in the past. Love the simple lab applications done with items I usually already have.
Marla H on Aug 26, 2016
I choose this because I *think* it is a secular all-in-one science curriculum that will work for my 8 year old.
Karen L on Aug 13, 2016
Really like R.E.A.L Science
Doreen L on Jul 1, 2016
We have used this science curriculum in the past and love it. It goes very in-depth and includes a lot of hands-on activities w/ materials that are readily available.
Jackson T on Mar 10, 2016
Secular, good reviews
Marie R on Jul 31, 2019
LOVED the Chemistry book and we want more!
Wendy G on Mar 27, 2018
is this the same book as the one with the boy on the skateboard?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not exactly - but it will be. We are currently out of stock waiting on the new version - which we expect any day now. At that point, we will have the new ones and the graphic will be updated.
Does this have a teacher edition?
User on Jul 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is no separate teacher edition. All you need as an instructor is included in the package. There are notebook pages that you read together, student pages that the child fills in, and list of instructions and simple explanations for the experiments that is only for the teacher. There are also lists of recommended and supplemental books, websites, lists of materials needed for each week, breakdown of subject area, etc., at the beginning of the package.
Is this a binded book or is it loose pages?
User on Jun 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is not in a binder and it does not have loose pages. Each page, however, is perforated so that you can remove the pages in order to hole-punch and put in a binder, if you like. Be careful though as the pages don't always come out as easily as you hope. I found breaking the spine of the book helped to reach the perforation more easily.
Does the book come with the student pages journal?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The workbook has integrated student pages inside, but no separate student pages journal. If you don't want to write inside the book (if you want to use it for multiple children or want to be able to re-sell it later), you need to either order the student pages separately or photocopy them out of the book.
Is this the revised edition?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the copyright was updated in 2017
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