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A scientific breakthrough is a feature in The Sims 4: Get to Work. Scientific breakthroughs are an event when Sims have a revelation in which helps Sims figure out new recipes for serums and inventions they can build with the Invention Constructor.

Scientific breakthroughs happen when a Sim who works in the science career does something that inspires them. Some interactions, such as reading a book, using a microscope, or tinkering will have a light bulb next to them. When Sims do the interaction a light bulb appears above their head and when it is lit up the Sim will have a breakthrough shouting "euronka!" at the new discovery. There are four levels to a scientific breakthrough: 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.

When a Sim is focused they will receive a scientific breakthrough much faster.

When a Sim makes a scientific breakthrough, Sims can check their notebook using a computer or their phone. New discoveries are listed under the "serums" and "inventions" tabs.

Interactions that cause a Scientific BreakthroughEdit

Here is a list of interactions which can help Sims get more scientific breakthroughs:

  • Reading
  • Tinkering
  • Weeding
  • Using a Microscope
  • Brainstorming at the Invention Constructor
  • Experimenting at the Chemistry Lab
  • Viewing Paintings
  • Playing Chess
  • Taking "Thoughtful" showers
  • Viewing scientific objects


  • The word Sims shout when achieving a scientific breakthrough, Euronka, is the Simlish version of the word Eureka, Eureka is also a word used to celebrate a discovery or invention, this word is a Transliteration of an exclamation attributed to the Ancient Greek Mathematician and Inventor Archimedes.

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