How to Take Science from Ho-Hum to WOW!


Pandia Press

Blair Lee

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Blair Lee, the primary author of the REAL Science Odyssey series from Pandia Press, will show you how to teach complex and abstract scientific ideas in a way that is both accessible and enjoyable for kids–whether you have a strong science background or you feel intimidated about teaching science. Blair will use a chapter from REAL Science Odyssey Chemistry Level 1 to demonstrate how hands-on labs allow children to understand sophisticated scientific principles and theories through auditory, visual, and tactile experiments and activities. You’ll discover why this is the best way to tap into a child’s natural way of leaning.


Blair Lee, M.S. is the primary author of Pandia Press’s critically acclaimed REAL Science Odyssey Series, and she is the author of The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course. Blair earned Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. She is a passionate advocate of innovative academics using secular materials. Through her speaking and writing, her goal is to empower homeschoolers to dare to be innovative and create something unique and academically-rich when handcrafting their child’s journey through learning. Lindsey Sodano is a writer, editor, and mom of three who lives in Mason, Ohio. She has degrees in English and education from Boston College, where she focused her studies in English on children’s literature and feminist literary criticism and her education studies on alternative forms of education such as homeschooling and gender-specific schools. After several years in the business world, Lindsey began homeschooling her oldest child, JR, with a classically-inspired eclectic approach.

Elizabeth Porter

Madame Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Linguistics, a Master’s degree in Education, and a French degree called a DEUG in French as a Foreign Language (FLE). She has spent several years living in France, and has a passion for all things French! Porter attended college in Normandy, France and spent a significant amount of time in Paris, as well. She taught elementary and middle school English in Normandy, returning home in XXXX to teach French stateside. She is a passionate teacher with 18 years of teaching experience.