Rebecca W. Keller is a former academic scientist who studied at the University of New Mexico and the University of California Berkeley where she worked in the fields of chemistry, molecular biology, and neuroscience. Dr. Keller also homeschooled her three children for 15 years and out of her own childrens’ need for a solid science program she developed the Real Science-4-Kids curriculum. Dr. Keller incorporated Gravitas Publications Inc. in 2003 to further develop and publish core sciences curricula under the Real Science-4-Kids imprint. She has authored and published Real Science-4-Kids student texts, teacher manuals, and student laboratory workbooks in chemistry, biology and physics for the home school, private, and public school markets. Her 36 textbooks serve kindergarten through high school.
An advocate of “open inquiry” in science, Keller has often spoken about and provided testimony on the positive effects of allowing students to “critically evaluate” all scientific data that support or oppose scientific conclusions. Her textbooks present students with up-to-date scientific facts and the steps of the scientific method, together with the critical thinking tools needed to help students evaluate scientific conclusions. Dr. Keller’s books are “worldview neutral” and do not presuppose any particular philosophical or theological framework. Instead, the Real Science-4-Kids program encourages students to explore opposing viewpoints.
Today Real Science-4-Kids is used in 50 states as well as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Japan and Korea.