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Science Rockstar Kids:
Hands-on Unschooling Science Projects

A dynamic science curriculum created for busy parents with curious kids!
• Open-ended, hands-on explorations that unschoolers & homeschoolers love 
• Reuseable household items
• Ages 6-11

 

Enrollment for Fall 2022 opens June 28!

YES! We want to Enroll!

Does teaching science make you squirm?

How to choose projects? How to encourage and help guide those wild & wonderful questions that kids come up with? How to troubleshoot? Let us help out! The projects were developed by me, Professor K, an enthusiastic scientist who has over 30 years experience teaching kids at all levels.

Do you have a growing pile of one-time-use science gadgets? 

Science Rockstar Kids doesn't rely on a shipment of plastic specialty equipment to teach science. Rather, it provides a space for creative experiences with household items and open-ended kid-guided projects that develop critical thinking skills and creativity.

Are your kids getting REAL science experiences?

Science does NOT always work as expected - but in this program we celebrate learning no matter the outcome!  As your child works through each project, they are encouraged to diverge from the initial plans in order to answer their "What If?" questions on the spot. This is a great program for Unschoolers. 

Yes! We want to enroll!

What To Expect

Enrollment for Fall 2022 opens June 28 (Note: spaces are limited for those in the live session program)

• Weekly science projects

• Videos created by Professor K and her team (including Griffin & Neil, the Chemistry Corgis)

• Material lists with EASY-to-find items

• Worksheet + written instructions
 
• "What If?!" questions for children and parents to explore further together

• Live Q&A sessions with Professor K, Carnegie award winning science instructor, and her team of enthusiastic Sci-Guides 

• Ongoing Q&A and community connections in our Private Facebook group 

 

This sounds Amaaazing! Count us in!

Why was Science Rockstar Kids the Go-To program for so many families last year?

NO: Memorizing facts
NO: Fancy expensive equipment
NO: One-time-use plastic gadgets that will end up in a landfill

YES: Fun, hands-on projects with reusable household items
YES: Meaningful family time spent learning and exploring together
YES: Projects are created to either be open-ended in a choose-your-own-adventure style, or can be followed directly if more structure is preferred
YES: Upbeat & engaging guidance 
YES: ALL types of learners are welcome
YES: Developed by a Carnegie award-winning teacher and Ph.D. scientist
YES: Loved and used by Unschooling families in the U.S. and Canada 
YES: Approved as the science curriculum by Oregon charter schools (Fossil, Paisley, Silvies River)
YES: Used by homeschooling families in the U.S. & Canada, including those seeking to 
meet the Next Generation Science Standards

Hi, I'm Karen McFarlane Holman, Ph.D.
I strongly believe that:

• Learning science can happen ANYWHERE - it does not require having special equipment.

• Gaining CONFIDENCE in science is connected to doing experiments first-hand and feeling free to explore unknown territory.

• FUN & CONNECTIONS between children and their adults are strengthened when they explore together. 

Solayah is a nine-year-old budding scientist...

...who sent us this video. Solayah and her mom live on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada and joined SRK in September 2020. Hear what excites her the most about exploring science in this program!

 

What do parents say about Science Rockstar Kids?

"Professor K's enthusiasm towards exploring science is contagious and our boys are more curious than ever!"   – Krystle K., Salem, OR

"As a new homeschooling mom, now I don't have to worry about Ruby missing out on hands-on science learning and using her creativity. I have seen a light in Ruby I had not yet seen before now!"  – Amanda M., Lake Oswego, OR

"My daughter's homeschooling teacher was super impressed by her progress in science because of this program. Even better, her interest in science absolutely exploded this year!"  – Charlene H., Courtenay, B.C., Canada

"The classes go beyond the “wow” factor of cool science to Emery being ready to take action and make change in the world. What she is learning is staying with her and we are inspired!"  
– Deb V., Salem, OR

We are ready to enroll!

What you can expect from this outstanding program

Themed Projects

The themes are fun, engaging, and relevant! EVERY WEEK we show you everything you need to carry out super cool and open-ended science experiments. They are inspired by a theme, such as "Potions and Motions" in October and "Wind & Water" in March.

 

Weekly Preview Videos

Parents consistently say how big of a difference the videos make each week, saying that it energizes their kids. Whether it's because of the corgi cuteness or the excitement of Professor K and her Sci-Guides, it's a great kickoff to each project! Check out this video showing the first couple minutes of a Preview Video from February 2021.

Hands-on Explorations on your own schedule

Science Rockstar Kids is perfect for families who want to maintain a flexible schedule. The weekly videos and written instructions are great guides, and we have two ways to get your questions answered, too! 

Worksheets + Materials Lists 

Some kids focus on doing the experiments with no writing at all. Others want to learn to write notes and observations. There are a lot of different types of learners out there! We also include a "What If...?" question at the end, to imagine beyond what was done in the project.

Materials are all easy-to-find household items to maximize reuse and minimize waste. 

Science Community

One of the best parts about science is sharing ideas and discoveries! For those who enroll in the Community program, we'll be experimenting live together. In our Private Facebook group, questions are asked/answered and parents can share photos and videos in a place where learning is celebrated, including those who choose the DIY program. We have cultivated a positive and inclusive space there! 

 

Live Q&A with Professor K and her Sci-Guides

We'll meet and talk about the projects (and any of your other burning science questions)!! Check out this video to get an idea of what it's like. [Live Q&A is available in the Science Community program. Read on for more information!]

Join Science Rockstar Kids Today!

First project begins on Sept. 17, 2022 

* SUMMER EARLYBIRD SPECIAL *
DIY Full-Year Program $397 - now only $97
Community Program (Live Sessions) $97/mo - now only $47/mo

DIY Program: Includes 32 Science Projects

$97 (full year)

Flexible and Affordable

๐Ÿงช A guided hands-on elementary science curriculum with 32 projects that you can do on your own schedule

๐Ÿ“บ  Two sets of project video guides: (1) How to prep, and (2) Recording of a live session with other kids if you wish to experience questions/explanations in a group setting. These were created exclusively for Science Rockstar Kids featuring Professor K, her Sci-Guides, and Griffin & Neil, the Chemistry Corgis. 

๐Ÿ“ƒ Worksheets, instructions, and list of easy-to-find materials provided in advance

โ“ Your science questions answered throughout each week in a Private Facebook Group

โšก Membership in the Private Facebook group is also used to connect with other families, post photos, and enjoy the wonders of science together!

$  Purchase now and have your full year of science covered!

IMMEDIATE ACCESS: Full Year DIY $97

Community Program: Live, Real-Time Guidance

$47 per month

Includes Live Calls with Professor K & her Sci-Guides for 32 weeks, from Sept until June next year

ENROLLMENT WILL REOPEN SOON!

๐Ÿงช A guided hands-on elementary science curriculum with weekly projects that you can do live on the call or later on your own schedule

๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿซ  Live Q&A to discuss projects, share results, and answer science questions

๐Ÿ“บ  Weekly project video guides, created exclusively for Science Rockstar Kids featuring Professor K and her sidekick Griffin the Chemistry Corgi 

๐Ÿ“ƒ Worksheets, instructions, and list of easy-to-find materials provided in advance

โ“ Your science questions answered throughout each week in the Facebook Group (in addition to Live Zoom calls)

โšกMembership in the Private Facebook group is also used to connect with other families, post photos, and enjoy the wonders of science together!

$  Convenient monthly payments. Lock in this price now. Cancel anytime.
(Read further for 10% discount option) 

ENROLL NOW: Community Program $47/month

Money-Back Guarantee!

We are confident that you and your child will love Science Rockstar Kids!  However, if you are not happy, please email me at [email protected] within 14 days after purchase to receive a refund.

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More glowing testimonials about Professor K...

"[Karen] is so enthusiastic about her subject, and she really wants people to understand it the way she does. She helps you understand how chemistry applies to every aspect of your life."

-Janie Bube, previous student

"My daughter and I loved Karen's summer science challenge. She chose kid-friendly but still pretty exciting demonstrations! And it felt pretty special for Dorothy to be taught by a 'real' professor." 
-Laura Nelson, previous science challenge family who went on to join Science Rockstar Kids
"I worked with Professor Holman on a program to help girls get more excited about math and science. She is really patient and good at explaining things to the kids. Watching how well she works with the younger students has influenced me.  She's a great role model."
-Estella Yee, previous teaching assistant

More about Science Rockstar Kids' Founder

Karen McFarlane Holman, Ph.D. was awarded Professor of the Year for Oregon by the Carnegie Foundation in 2010 and adores her academic career, most of which has been at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, USA. She has an enormous passion for conveying scientific concepts to general audiences and infusing the wonder of science into people's lives. Several of her science videos have gone viral (over 2 million views) on TikTok. She has volunteered at numerous schools and worked in science outreach programs for nearly 30 years.  One of her most rewarding experiences was teaching at an all-girl science camp in Saudi Arabia in 2016 and 2017.

Karen has authored 24 scientific articles and book chapters in her specialty of metals and their applications in renewable fuels, photosynthesis, and novel chemotherapeutics. She has given scientific presentations on four continents worldwide. She uses her wide knowledge base to engage in questions that are of interest to kids as well as adults who are curious about science.

Karen, a.k.a. “Professor K”, fuses her multi-decade career as a chemistry professor with her 25-year musical performance career. Her two science-focused TEDx talks collectively have over 150K views and her third TEDx talk highlights the importance of hobbies on one's career, a topic she knows well. As a guitarist and singer, she has performed at hundreds of concerts and festivals.  

Karen's love of community and connecting with audiences has roots in radio. She has over 30 years experience as a radio producer and co-hosts the podcast 10 Bestest. Karen is the Founder of KMUZ-FM, the first community radio station in Salem, Oregon. 

Karen has two kids in college, Dean and Julian, and loves corgis, as SRK participants get to see in the videos that feature Griffin and Neil. She adores spending time with her family, playing in her rock bands City of Pieces and Hot Sheets, kayaking, hiking, and traveling the world over.  Karen's website karenchemistry.com encapsulates all of her endeavors and activities.

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