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Strattons '97
At the beach, 1997.
Stratton Family
At Paradise Lodge on Mount Rainier, 2001.
Strattons 05
Thanksgiving, 2005.

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We are Andy and Briana Stratton, and our business is Stratton House Home Science Adventures.

In 1995 our son was born, and we started thinking about homeschooling. We found a lack of hands-on science for kids to enjoy. Our homeschooling friends showed us books that described projects, but the experiments often didn’t work, and the equipment was inconvenient to gather. We saw a need. Since Andy was a professional science teacher with a degree in physics and a master’s degree in curriculum development, we thought we might be able to step into that gap. We created Stratton House Home Science Adventures.

Our vision for Home Science Adventures was to present hands-on lessons for children, where the experiments were fun and really worked, and everything needed would be included. We’ve always been committed to this.

Our son is grown now and has moved out of the house. Andy has gone back to being a full-time science teacher. Home Science Adventures is run out of our home. This is why there are only six topics – we couldn’t fit more in our home!

We believe that science should be fun for children to do, and easy for parents to teach. We hope you will find Home Science Adventures a delight to use, and a joyful part of your children’s education.

Andy and Briana Stratton


We believe that science should be fun for children to do, and easy for parents to teach.


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What We Do:

The purpose of Stratton House is to create and sell Home Science Adventures, an original hands-on science curriculum made especially for homeschoolers. We care very much about the quality of the lessons and activities included in Home Science Adventures.

How We Do It:

Before selecting the activities that will go in a Home Science Adventures kit we research hundreds of ideas and try most of them ourselves. The best of these we present to homeschooling co-ops to see how they will work. You'd be surprised how many supposedly "tried and true" science activities don't work in real life with real kids.

To make it into our kit, a lesson needs to be fun and clearly convey the science objectives, the directions must be easy to understand, and the activities must actually work in real life with real children!

The best activities are then written into self-directed lessons and presented to other children to iron out any problems with the instructions ( children are so good at finding ways to goof up an otherwise perfect lesson! : ) We often rewrite and retest many times, but when we're done, we have a product that children will truly enjoy and learn from.

If you run into any trouble or questions on one of our Home Science Adventures lessons, please let us know.

Phone hours: Monday through Saturday
9 am - 5 pm Pacific Time
(that's Noon - 8 pm Eastern Time)

Stratton House
17837 -1st Ave. S. #186
Normandy Park, WA 98148
Phone: 800-694-7225
Seattle Area: 425-572-0947
e-mail: hello@homeschoolscience.com

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