We believe the best way to get our kids into science is to roll up our sleeves and do it together. Did you know that American literacy rates are 99.8%, yet barely half of Americans know that the electron is smaller than an atom, and 1 in 4 Americans believe that the Sun orbits the Earth.
Why is that? We sit on the couch every night for years reading books to our kids. We don’t set them up with a book and expect to be able to walk away. We don’t complain how we are awful readers, or that we hated reading in high school. We show enthusiasm, we share a love with them, and they, in turn, pick up on that love. They learn to read, and often, they love to read. If we want our kids to be able to navigate an ever increasing STEM centered world, we need to set them up with the right tools to succeed. We can’t set them up and walk away, and we can’t tell them we hate science.
We have to roll up our sleeves and fake it until they make it. We have to make science as much of a family affair as reading. That’s where Rosie Research comes in. With a loveable character always on an adventure of solving problems and engineering solutions kids learn true inquiry based science. With fun stories, creative drawings and well thought out lab books your kids (and you) will happily learn science that is often seen in college text books. Imagine learning how circuits work while running an obstacle course or discovering force diagrams while engineering pirate ships. We take the fun and apply it to the hard science they will see. All that fun also means a smile on your face – because who doesn’t love saving time travelers with marbles and paint or learning optics with Jell-O?