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resources for the interdisciplinary study of science at the elementary or primary school level


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    ByDesign NAD Science Multi-grade Cycle Charts and Resources Grade 1-Grade 8
    "The ByDesign program provides resources for the multi-grade teacher. The resources align the topics across grades 1–4 and grades 5–8, allowing a teacher with multi-grade combinations to teach the same topic across grade levels. This is accomplished...

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    Geoscience Research Institute Grade 6-Lifelong
    The website of this Adventist research organization provides links to a wealth of information for students and teachers of Science or Religion. The Institute uses both science and revelation to study the question of origins. Links provide access to a wide...

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    NAD Elementary Science Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 science classes in North American Adventist schools: Life...

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    NAD Science 5-8 Essential Supplementary Resources Update 2008 Grade 5-Grade 8
    Supplements to the North American Division Grade 5-8 Science texts: Discover God's Creation, Explore God's Creation, Discover God's World, and Explore God's World. Organized by text, by field of science and alphabetically, including activities for inquiry...

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    Teacher Bulletin Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    Prepared by the NAD Atlantic Union annually, Teacher Bulletin provides busy teachers with creative units for multi-grade/multi-age elementary classes.

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    Website for By Design: A Journey Through Excellence in Science Grade 1-Grade 8
    This website contains a program overview, curriculum documents, resources, pricing, professional development and other information about the Adventist elementary science curriculum in North America.

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    Adventist Robotic League (ARL)—In the Classroom and Beyond Grade 4-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation documents the values and challenges of joining the Adventist Robotic League. Robots are all around us and our students are fascinated with how they work and what they can do.

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    By Design Earth Science Units - Tips from Sciences on How to Keep the Focus on the Creator Grade 1-Grade 8
    Modeled after the ByDesign inquiry based approach, this 2018 NAD convention workshop by a Geoscience Research Institute representative provided "illustrations to be replicated by the teachers in the classroom." See the presentation for details.

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    ByDesign Science for the Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2018 NAD convention workshop was "designed to help teachers in multi-grade classrooms better utilize the By Design Science program and take advantage of the many inquiry science opportunities available in the program that fit well with the multi-grade...

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    Commonly Asked Questions About Science and the Bible Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ariel Roth addresses commonly asked questions about the conflict between science and the Bible that students often ask. Some questions addressed in this article include: What is the conflict between science and the Bible? Why don't scientists believe in the...

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    Creating a Butterfly Garden at Your School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Practical tips on how to create a butterfly garden in a schoolyard habitat, and how to obtain, care for and feed butterflies. A list of online and published resources is included at the end.

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    Creating Teachable Moments in Science Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Teachable moments can be created through discrepant events, or surprise outcomes, and lead students to make connections between subjects and to make spiritual applications. Bradley describes various experiments that will generate teachable moments as well...

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    Critical Inquiry in ByDesign Science - 10 Reasons to Like the ByDesign Science Textbooks Grade 1-Grade 8
    Gilkeson describes the ByDesign Science curriculum, stating, “This engaging, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate curriculum nurtures children’s natural curiosity as they explore the wonders of God’s creation through the lens of the...

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    Discover God's World Grade 5-Grade 8
    Previous NAD Textbook, Grades 5-6 (odd year), includes chapters on the nature of science, living things, birds, amphibians, reptiles, self-worth and personality, personal hygiene and care, adolescence, abuse, light, sound, waves, energy, heat, oceans, elements...

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    Discover God's World Lesson Plans Grade 5-Grade 8
    Lesson plans on climate/weather and health for 5th grade Science using Discover God's World textbook. The plans include inquiry, ELL, differentiated instruction, Special Education, and below grade level inclusions. For some of the lessons, the book...

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    Discrepant Events - More Bang, Fewer Bucks! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD convention presentation demonstrates easy, effective, affordable ways to bring your science class to life. Discrepant events (science experiments with unexpected outcomes) help cement scientific concepts for your students. Numerous discrepant...

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    Dreaming of Being Outside Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article describes how to integrate the schoolyard habitat into your classroom, and curriculum. One important reason to do so is to motivate students who disengage during discussions, or do as little work as possible, yet love to go outdoors.

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    Explore God's Creation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Previous NAD Science textbook for Grades 7-8 (even year) includes chapters on methods of science, special creation, naturalistic evolution, fossils, age of the earth, plant classification, processes and structure, ecology, biomes, natural resources, health,...

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    Exploring Natural Themes and Symbolism in Biblical Literature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses ways to help children understand nature underlying many Bible stories, so they can grasp the concepts each metaphor or analogy is about. This includes discussing teacher-supervised student research, outdoor learning projects, a Bible...

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    Faith and Science Resources from Southern Adventist University - Origins Grade 2-Lifelong
    Help students, church and community members explore issues related to creation with these articles, papers and links presenting origins topics from an Adventist Christian perspective. Topics also include evolution, fossils and dinosaurs. By selecting...

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    Genesis for Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A collection of 111 fascinating science experiments that show God's power and the wonder of His creation. Each segment of the creation story from Genesis is followed by an explanation of related scientific concepts and suggestions for experiments to illustrate...

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    Glimpses of God's Love Kindergarten-Grade 8
    365 nature-inspired Christian devotional readings, great for home, church, or school worships.

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    Go Ask the Ants - Using Nature to Teach Moral Values Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores three ways to use nature as a tool for moral development. The author first sets forth a biblical paradigm for a broader approach to nature, then shows how using this paradigm can inculcate three important moral virtues. Finally, some...

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    Habits and Habitats Grade 3-Grade 4
    Previous Adventist Science/Health textbook for Grades 3-4 (even year). Components include student text, teacher's edition, and Packets of Related Material for each book. Related Materials include worksheets, experiments, task cards, and enrichment cards designed...

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    Hands-on Science Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources designed to help you make your science class exciting and meaningful.

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    How Can We Teach Principles and Practices of Environmental Care 0-2 years-Lifelong
    In this article, Rodger F. Jones focuses on what Christian educators can do in order to integrate biblical principles, such as service and stewardship, and an appreciation for the aesthetic value of creation, into an environmental science curriculum at various...

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    In His Hands Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A nature devotional book that makes family or class devotional time fun and educational. This book is a valuable resource on faith-integrated natural topics.

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    Instructional practices in fifth- through eighth-grade science classrooms of a selected Seventh-day Adventist conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This investigation focused on instructional practices within 5th through 8th grade science classes of selected Seventh-day Adventist schools. Teachers reported regular use of discussion, student projects, and tests or quizzes. Most respondents said they did...

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    Instructional practices in grade 7-8 science classrooms of a selected Adventist conference. Grade 7-Grade 8
    This investigation focused on instructional practices within 7th and 8th grade science classes of selected Seventh-day Adventist schools. Teachers reported regular use of discussion, student projects, and tests or quizzes. Most respondents said they did not...

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    JAE Editorial: Experiencing and Sharing the Gift of Nature Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial introduces a special edition focusing on the study of nature at different levels and from different disciplines. Articles in this issue include: The Need for Nature Repairing...

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    Kendall Hunt Religious Publishing Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Kendall Hunt is the publisher of the NAD Adventist K-8 reading series (Pathways), as well as Kindergarten Stepping Stones and ByDesign Science.

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    Language Arts - Using Ed Helper Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Tammy shares how Bella Coola Adventist School is using edhelper.com to create and save worksheets for math skills, social studies, and science activities.

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    Let Your Class Dream with STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The handouts from this 2018 NAD convention workshop contain activities that will get you started on creating a STREAM program in your classroom.

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    Listen to the Animals Kindergarten-Grade 1
    Monkeys, jaguars, porcupines, panda bears, and almost fifty other exciting animals jump, run and fly through the pages of this book. And each one has his own delightful story to tell to the minds of that one kind of person who never tires of animal stories...

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    Lost Treasures Earth Education Program Grade 3-Grade 4
    Facilitated by an outdoor center, students at Tualatin Valley Academy are involved in an earth education program. "This exciting new program for 8-9 year olds (3rd & 4th grade US) is based in and around the school with excursions to museums, zoos,...

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    Make it Count - Integrated Unit of Study Grade 5-Grade 8 New!!
    Each unit integrates instruction in Directed Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Students also incorporate social skills development, character building, and service experiences throughout the unit. The North American Division Curriculum Guides...

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    Making Elementary Science Exciting Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Rittenbach shares ideas that will help elementary science teachers keep their science classes alive. In order to engage students in science, teachers should be excited about science, use the metric system only, be safety conscious, use science journals and...

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    Making Science Real with Lab Notebooks and Whiteboards Grade 9-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how any demonstration or lab activity can be enhanced by having students use lab notebooks to record data and observations. Large white boards can be used as a presentation tool where students are able to...

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    Monday Morning Science Blast Grade 5-Grade 8
    Sign up for a free weekly newsletter containing a science lab designed for a multi-grade classroom.

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    NAD Science 1-4 Implementation Guide Grade 1-Grade 4
    The NAD Science 1-4 Implementation Guide identifies the essential content and process skills listed in the NAD Science Curriculum Guide. This information is blended in a simple, usable four-strand format (life, health, physical & earth sciences)....

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    NAD Science Curriculum Guide K-8 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This curriculum guide is designed to guide science education in Seventh-day Adventist elementary schools in North America. It includes the rationale, philosophy, Journey to Excellence aligned goals and essential learnings, a scope and sequence matrix, the...

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    NASA Sent Me to Space Camp - Alumnus Wins National Award for Mission to Make Science Fun Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Known for his hands-on approach, this science specialist makes sure his students know they are all capable scientists. A recent trip to space camp encouraged him to incorporate more problem-solving activities.

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    National Wildlife Nature Resources and Lessons Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The National Wildlife Federation offers many free lesson plans, ideas, and tools to help connect children with nature and teach about nature. They also offer a magazine and other items for purchase.

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    Nature Field Trips - More Than Just Fun Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Make your next field trip into nature a successful learning experience by following the tips in this article: make adequate plans, thoroughly prepare the class, hold students responsible for their learning, start with a great idea, adequately train volunteers/parents...

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    Nature Friend Magazine Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Nature Friend Magazine is a creation-based, monthly nature magazine for children that the whole family will enjoy. Readers can participate by submitting art, photographs, stories, puzzles and poems. Besides the various submissions used each month, an annual...

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    Nature Quest - 365 Devotionals Grade 3-Lifelong
    Excellent home, church or school worship talks/readings, these nature-based short lessons teach about the Creator and His wonderful world.

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    Repairing the Breach - Reconnecting Students with Nature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores three ways Adventist educators can “repair the breach” between students and God’s creation: 1. Encourage direct, meaningful experience with nature; 2. Improve science teaching to more effective convey the connectedness...

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    Rockets and Raisins Grade 3-Grade 4
    Previous Adventist Science/Health textbook for grades 3-4 (odd year). Components include student text, teacher's edition, and Packets of Related Material for each book. Related Materials include worksheets, experiments, task cards, and enrichment cards designed...

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    Science 5-8 Syllabus - Green Valley School Grade 5-Grade 8
    Download and use/adapt this small school Science syllabus for Grades 5-8.

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    Science Curriculum Resources Grades 1 and 2 Grade 1-Grade 2
    A curriculum resource for NAD Science, grades 1 and 2, this package includes worksheets, games, manipulatives, copy masters, and picture posters suitable for bulletin boards and classroom presentations. Unit titles include The 5 Senses, What's My Name, Day's...

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    Singing Penguins & Puffed Up Toads Kindergarten-Grade 1
    This collection of stories presents thoughts for meditation concerning the wonders of the world's oceans.

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    STEAM Rises at CAA Grade 4-Grade 10
    A principal in British Columbia describes how his school combines new STEAM-focused curriculum with a spiritual element called Creator's Space.

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    Students' perceptions of the teaching and learning process and academic performance in science in Adventist schools Grade 7-Grade 8
    This study investigated student perceptions of 7th and 8th grade Adventist science education programs and their relationship to achievement in science as defined by performance on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Findings revealed that students held generally...

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    Take a Micro-Hike Kindergarten-Grade 8
    When taking students on a nature-observation hike, how far you go is less important than what you see, according to this article. The objective of a micro hike is not distance or mileage, but encouraging students to use their observation skills by getting...

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    Teacher E-Clips - Garden Habitat Preschool-Grade 10
    Short video-How one school created a garden habitat on their school grounds to inspire student-driven learning, creative writing, find faith applications, and observe nature. Numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and integrating faith arise spontaneously.

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    Teachers and Students Perceptions of Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Education in a Selected Seventh-day Adventist Union Conference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Science education has long been a great concern in the United States, where less than one-third of the students perform at or above the proficient level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of the science program in a selected...

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    The relationship between students' perceptions of the teaching and learning process and academic performance in science of seventh and eighth graders enrolled in Seventh-day Adventist schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study investigated student perceptions of 7th and 8th grade Adventist science education programs and their relationship to achievement in science as defined by performance on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Findings revealed that students held generally...

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    Unlocking the Treasure House of God's Word - Outdoor School in the Adventist Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article considers the benefits of outdoor education in Adventist schools and memories of students and teachers of positive nature-based learning. It also discusses how to implement an outdoor school program.