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    Adventist Robotics - First Lego League and First Tech Challenge Kindergarten-Grade 12
    FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-14 through fun, exciting hands-on learning, while FIRST Tech Challenge students (grades 7-12) learn to think like engineers. Teams design, build,...

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    Bird Study Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    This unit introduces students to basic ornithology with questions, a flyways map, student instructions for writing a bird report, and a bird watching journal, in addition to a Bible story component.

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    Faith, Reason, & Earth History - A Paradigm of Earth and Biological Origins by Intelligent Design Grade 11-Lifelong
    Download for free the 3rd edition of this landmark work presenting Brand’s "continuing argument for constructive thinking about origins and earth history in the context of Scripture, showing readers how to analyze available scientific data and approach...

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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 past North American Division Grade 5-8 Science curriculum: 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...

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    The Earth: Origins and Early History Grade 9-Grade 12
    A biblically-supported biology 9-12 textbook supplement for teaching the earth's origin and early history. The original text, now out of print, included a student textbook and teacher's manual with supplementary materials, objectives, lab activities, projects,...

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    Transformational Teaching - Adventist Worldview Curriculum Frameworks Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Explore "the foundational worldview from which an Adventist teacher delivers the Australian National Curriculum." These curriculum frameworks focus on the "principles, values and threads that undergird and guide what we consider to be real,...

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    A Biblical Perspective on the Philosophy of Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Modern science began in Christian Europe, and many great scientists in past centuries viewed their scientific work as thinking God’s thoughts after Him. This attitude toward science and religion went into a serious decline, until it seemed that...

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    A Biblical-Christian Approach to Teaching Philosophy of Science - A Proposal Tertiary-Lifelong
    Thomas proposes a course in Philosophy of Science. "The Philosophy of Science class is an earnest effort to instill in our students faith and a desire to search the scriptures and find truth. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian...

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    A Christian Approach to Teaching Ecology. . . Or is it Environmental Science? Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author explains how ecology, a multidisciplinary science, is easily integrated with other disciplines and faith. An outline of how ecology may be used to reach an understanding of humanity's relationship with nature, with one another, and the Creator is...

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    A Closer Look at Dinosaurs Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What can dinosaur eggs and eggshell fragments tell us about how and where these animals lived? James Hayward, a Professor of Biology at Andrews University, shares what he's learned about dinosaur eggs and related topics to inspire teachers and students to...

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    A Journey of Faith and Science Grade 11-Lifelong
    The author, currently an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, has "found that though the conflict between faith and science may occasionally strain friendships, and has strained several of mine over the years, there is no logical tension between...

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    A No-Paper Day Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A multigrade teacher shares how to implement a no-paper day each week. This is a day where students learn but the teacher doesn't have to take home papers to grade for the day. The author shares ideas for how to teach math, reading, Bible, language, spelling,...

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    A Taxonomy of the Contemporary Design Landscape Tertiary-Lifelong
    The issue of 'Intelligent Design' sparks debate across the spectrum of scientists, professors and theologians. Rogers research seeks to explore what is meant by 'Intelligent Design' and discuss some of the many theories relating to its meaning.

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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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    Amazing Science Devotions for Children's Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Science lessons used to reveal the wonders of God. Use everyday observations like popping corn and rainbows to connect kids with God's wonderful world. These lessons can be used anywhere to give kids' faith a boost and help them learn about God!

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    An Adventist View of Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Modern science has had a great influence on our culture. Its influence has become so pervasive that the scientific viewpoint is often taken for granted as the basis of knowledge. It is often overlooked that science is based on certain presuppositions....

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    Biblical Approaches to Biology Lifelong
    The integration of Bible and science is an uphill work that requires careful reading of both the Bible and of scientific data. It is best done in collaboration between theologians and believing scientists. No other science requires this corrective procedure...

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    Biblical Research Institute Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Biblical Research Institute promotes the study and practice of Adventist theology and lifestyle as understood by the Seventh-day Adventist world church. The different functions of the Biblical Research Institute can be grouped under three main headings:...

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    BirdSleuth - Most Wanted Birds Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Open your students' eyes to the birds all around them! The Most Wanted Birds kit includes full-color focus cards, interactive computer-based bird ID quizzes, posters, and hands-on activities. Your students will learn how to identify the birds in your...

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    BirdSleuth: Authentic Scientific Inquiry Using Online Wikispaces Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Online collaborative working groups enable students to become more engaged in scientific experimentation. Middle school students in Florida and Oregon teamed up to present and review their bird research projects using a wikispace. Learn how free online...

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    Brain Games at Southwestern Adventist University Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Taylor discusses Brain Games at Southwestern Adventist University. Brain Games is a program to encourage the most academically minded academy students to attend Southwestern. It gives the students a vision of what a Christian scientist's career might look...

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    Building STEMthusiasm Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention workshop focused on "helping teachers develop a school-wide STEM program designed to involve all students in STEM related activities." The accompanying materials include an introduction to STEM education, a STEM thematic...

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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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    Can a Scientist Also Be a Christian? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Nature calls us to recognize its Creator and nature invites us to probe its mysteries. Within the context of that call and that invitation, there need be no conflict between biblical Christianity and science, between faith and reason."

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    Can Faith and Science Be Divorced? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Science, however it is represented today, has not always been at odds with religion. In fact, in the Western tradition, science got its start from the Christian search for a greater understanding of God.

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    Can We Believe in Miracles? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is responses to a reader's question about rectifying his spiritual beliefs with what he's learning as a science student.

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    Chimpanzees, Genes, and Epigenetics - Changing Views of Inheritance Grade 6-Tertiary
    “It is imperative that we encourage our students to learn to critically evaluate scientific interpretations before accepting them.” Brand and Person argue that scientific discoveries are constantly being updated, so teachers should work from a...

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    Christians in Science Grade 11-Lifelong
    CiS is an international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith, open to scientists, teachers, students and all those with an interest in this dialogue. The common misperception that there is always conflict between...

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    Clarifying Chemistry - What Is Motivating Grade 6-Grade 12
    Thoughts from a former chemistry teacher about unifying as a science department, as well as getting students excited about chemistry. Includes a basic experiment sure to catch students'attention.

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    Classroom Beekeeping Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Add excitement to your classroom by opening a window to the hidden world of the honeybee. Observation beehives allow students to observe the industrious work and life cycle of the honeybee. Discover the passion and commitment needed to make your classroom...

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    Come Rain or Shine - An Earth and Space Science Unit Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Designed for grades K-4, the activities in this science unit "are also suitable for differentiated instruction through the use of Art (drawing, coloring, and the assembling of shapes) and technology." A strong spiritual connection is also presented....

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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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    Comparison and Contrast of Scientific and Religious Paradigms and Their Use Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The meaning and characteristics of Thomas S. Kuhn's paradigm is reviewed and illustrated, highlighting the claim that science is a human endeavor involving metaphysical commitments and value judgments. The extension of the concepts of a paradigm to other...

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    Conductivity Meter Worksheet Kindergarten-Grade 12
    From a 2018 NAD convention workshop titled 'A Simple, Safe LED Conductivity Probe for Elementary and High School Science Laboratory,' this handout is used by students after a LED conductivity probe has been made.

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    Cradled Science: Examining the Cosmos in the Context of Faith Tertiary-Lifelong
    Del Ratzsch addresses the Christian's responsibility to be reflective, discerning, and appreciative when seeking to understand theories, limitations, and the basic character of science. In discussing concepts such as inductivism, falsificationism, post-empiricism,...

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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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    Creation Lab Video Series Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Experience different aspects of God's creation through this educational series of short videos. Review each of the days of creation week to discover lessons in physics, chemistry, biology, and the Bible, through engaging experiments and illustrations."

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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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    CSS Vol 3 Editorial: The Science Religion Conflict Tertiary
    "The present conflict between science and religion impacts on many areas of our lives. What do we do when the Bible (for instance) tells us one story of human origins and dignity, while science provides a completely different account? What is the scientist...

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    Curriculum Frameworks for Adventist Secondary Schools in SPD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Essential curriculum development tools for Christian secondary schools, these downloadable frameworks outline the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and show teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian...

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    Data and Interpretation: Knowing the Difference Tertiary-Lifelong
    Elaine Kennedy explains that knowledge and information can be divided into two concepts: data and interpretation. Through the use of three statements she shows the differences between the observable, knowable, and that which is open to experimentation, and...

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    Decorate a Christmas Tree for the Birds Kindergarten-Grade 6
    "The purpose of this activity is to teach students that birds need shelter, food, and water, and to attract birds by providing what they need."

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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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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Birds Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 6 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World. Learn more by...

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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Classification Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 2 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World, studying classification....

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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Fish Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 4 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World, focusing on...

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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Living Things Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    Use this powerpoint as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 2 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World. Learn more by reading...

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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Mammals Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 7 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World. Learn more by...

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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Reptiles & Amphibians Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 5 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World, focusing on...

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    Discover God's World Unit 1 Science Powerpoint Test Review Grade 5-Grade 6
    This powerpoint can be used as a chapter test or to review with students after completing a test. This test assesses learning objectives for Chapter 1 of the NAD 5th grade science curriculum based on the textbook entitled Discover God's World, studying the...

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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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    DNA and Design Grade 11-Lifelong
    "There is beauty, complexity, elegance and efficiency in the choice of DNA as the medium for storing genetic information, and the information itself is amazing. Some of what we know about genomes fits well with the thesis of common ancestry and Darwinian...

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    Does Teaching About Evolution in Adventist Schools Destroy Faith in God? Grade 11-Tertiary
    Following a three year study, the authors “believe that open dialogue and discussion regarding religious as well as secular thought, including evolutionary theory, is better for a well-rounded education and for spiritual nourishment than dismissal of...

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    Earth Science Labs Grade 9-Grade 10
    This comprehensive collection of earth science labs integrate faith with academic excellence. Download 110+ lab sheets for a full year's high school earth science course. An index organizes labs by chapter titles in the text Glencoe McGraw Hill's text, Earth...

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    Effects of Smoking Lesson Plan Grade 7-Grade 9
    Lesson plan providing students with an opportunity to: understand the effect of smoking on the body; gain skills necessary to access details from the Internet; and identify God’s health wish for us.

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    Ellen Ochoa - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 1
    NAD Pathways Grade 1 selection for Theme 1: Heroes, sharing Ellen Ochoa's journey to becoming the first Hispanic woman astronaut to travel into space.

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    Enhancing STEM instruction with SCRATCH and MIT App Inventor Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention workshop was "designed to explore the use of app development to enhance learning in science. Science concepts covered in these apps include cell structure and function, atomic structure, physical and chemical change." See...

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    Ethical Choices in the Genetic Age, Part 1: Reproductive Cloning Grade 9-Lifelong
    In Part 1 of this article, Zuccarelli discusses recent developments and ethical issues raised on the topic of reproductive cloning. He sets out to provide basic information about reproductive cloning, stem cells, and gene therapy, and suggests that three factors...

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    Ethical Choices in the Genetic Age, Part 2: Embryonic Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    Zuccarelli explores new advances in genetic medicine and states, "In less than three years, reproductive cloning has been eclipsed by stem cell biology with its conceptual power and medical potency". This article presents a comprehensive overview...

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    Ethics and Science in Christian Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    David Larson addresses three essential approaches to understanding the connection between ethics and science: ethics and science, ethics of science, and ethics in science. He suggests that while science seeks to explain what is, ethics seeks to explain what...

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    Ethics for scientists - A call for stewardship Tertiary-Lifelong
    "While practicing any profession, our best ethical mirror is that provided by Christ. Science is imperfect and fallible because scientists are imperfect and fallible. While we may seek knowledge, we are not all-knowing and we may tarry in areas that some...

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    Experimenting on Humans - A Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Christians have an obligation to adhere to a higher standard of conduct as they seek to expand the horizons of science while living out their faith. This obligation raises some significant issues: reasons for such research, moral cautions, choosing the...

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    Exploring the Interaction Between Christianity and Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    Part 3 of a lecture series exploring “new ways of thinking of both Christianity and science that emerge from the manner in which both entities have changed and developed over the last two millennia. It was proposed that an accurate perception of their...

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    EXSEED — EXcellence in STEM Experiential EDucation Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "What began as musings by Loma Linda University President Richard Hart more than a decade ago on the state of Adventist education became the catalyst for developing the EXSEED program."

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    Faith and Science - Can They Coexist? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Can faith and science coexist? Many would say scientists must leave all religious influences out of their scholarly pursuits, because to do otherwise would compromise the search for truth. However, I believe the God of the Bible understands the highest...

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    Faith and Science - Contradictory or Complimentary? Grade 5-Tertiary
    Southern Adventist University believes that scholars that have faith make the best scientists. Read about how they have created an interactive program to encourage others to see the importance of faith in science.

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    Faith-Science Issues - An Epistemological Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Zinke does not argue against the use of reason and science, nor does it deny the validity of understanding the structure of our existence. But it does speak against rationalism, empiricism, existentialism, and any other form of humanism that makes some aspect...

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    Finding the Harmony Between Faith and Science in College Classes Tertiary
    This article from the JAE special science issue deals with integrating science and religion in a Christian college. This is not only intellectually stimulating but spiritually satisfying. Knowledge gained must relate to life, especially in the biological and...

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    First Flight - A Mother Hummingbird's Story - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 6
    NAD Pathways Grade 6 selection for Theme 3: Living Things. First Flight is the beautifully photographed story of Honey and her two chicks, Ray and Zen. In over 50 stunning, full-color close-ups, it captures the grace, the beauty, and the simultaneous...

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    Flipped Classrooms Improve Reading Comprehension of Science Textbooks Grade 9-Grade 12
    Faced with a class failing to understand their biology textbooks, this teacher looked for a new strategy. “A review of relevant literature and dialogue with other educators suggested that implementing a variation of the flipped classroom might alleviate...

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    Footprints in the Sands of Time Tertiary-Lifelong
    "How should science relate to ideas that seem unusual, outrageous, or simply absurd?"

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    Freedom of Water - A Service Learning Unit Grade 5-Grade 12
    In this 100+ page unit, "students will learn facts about water consumption, availability, symbolism, cleanliness, etc. Students will read and write about water issues. Through exposure to information about the need for water world-wide, students will...

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    Galileo - Revelation, Science, and the Church Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Comparing today’s evolution/creation clash with other science and religion conflicts can be helpful in suggesting constructive ways of dealing with the tension. Comparisons have been attempted with a round-versus-flat earth dispute, but the evidence...

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    Gently Leading - Sexual Abuse Prevention Grade 1-Grade 4
    "Gently Leading: Sexual Abuse Prevention for grades 1-4 is designed to empower children to know what to do if they encounter a sexual abuse advance. Only one Teacher’s Guide is needed. It outlines the total program, provides many reproducible...

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    Geometric Optics Unit - An investigation of the optical properties of light Grade 11-Grade 12
    "Students will learn the many applications of lenses and the instruments that use them. They will understand the effects of refraction when light passes through a medium more dense than air and how it results in the properties of lenses. They will also...

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    Geoscience Research Institute Videos Grade 5-Lifelong
    These free online science videos are produced from a creationism viewpoint. Each of the categories on the main page contain multiple videos. Categories include: Seeking Understanding, Design in the Galapagos Islands, Clash of Ideas, Thinking Creation, Biology...

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    Getting on Board with the STEM Revolution - Two Christian Schools’ Experiences Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper reports on an initial investigation into teachers’ perceptions of the process of introducing the integrated teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) using a cooperative and problem solving approach."

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    Gifts of an Eagle - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 7
    NAD Pathways Grade 7 selection for Theme 3: Living Things. The true story of a father, his son, and a magnificent golden eagle named Lady, who lived with them for sixteen years before returning to the wild with a mate.

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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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    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 make dirty water clean? Grade 3-Grade 5
    Learning about filtration becomes fun through this hands-on, faith-integrated science lab. Multi-grade and inclusion accommodations and cross-curricular integration included.

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    How Should Christians Treat Animals in Research? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "In doing scientific research, we must not forget the domain of our stewardship, so as to move away from procedures that cause pain and suffering in animals. We can and must aspire to a higher level of responsibility to God and the rest of His creation."

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    I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Science Unit Plan Grade 1-Grade 3
    This elementary science unit focuses on the heart, stomach, intestines, and brain.

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    Inquiring Minds - By Design Grade 7-Lifelong
    At a time when the Biblical creation story is under attack, how should Christians relate to science? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explains how a deeper understanding of scientific inquiry can help us better understand the Creator and think...

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    Instructional Strategies for Integrating Faith and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Taylor addresses how teachers can authentically integrate faith into the classroom learning experience of various academic disciplines. He also addresses the challenges of making the transition from theory to practice when seeking to create a Christian instructional...

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    Integrating Faith and Learning in the Math and Science Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    With the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn strategies and activities for integrating faith and teaching/learning in the mathematics and science classroom. These ideas entail more than reading a Bible verse or praying...

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    Integrating Faith and Learning in the Physical Sciences Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special science issue posits that the integration of faith and learning should foster a religious faith and provide a setting in which moral dilemmas resulting from scientific progress can be examined. Early scientists pursued science...

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    Integrating Faith and Science Grade 11-Lifelong
    "In the current debate between theology and science, many of the issues seem insoluble and irreconcilable. The conflict has indeed been great at times in my own mind and experience as a student. I would like to share my perspective and journey as a student...

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    Integrating Science and Scripture - The Case of Robert Boyle Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article addresses Boyle's understanding of Scripture and nature and seeks to outline those features of his philosophy that enable him to integrate religious and scientific activity. This paper was presented at the 24th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Intelligent Design and Its Critics Tertiary-Lifelong
    The debate raging around ID is not one of scientific fact versus religious faith. The real clash is an ideological one in which scientists are seeking to maintain the intellectual and cultural dominance of the humanist/atheist worldview. The prime objective...

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    Is Genesis History? Grade 5-Lifelong
    With the goal of providing "a reasonable case for Creation in six normal days, a real Adam and Eve, an actual fall, a global flood, and a tower of Babel," this film "features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects...

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    Is the Theory of Evolution Scientific? Tertiary
    "Is the theory of evolution scientific? The search for an answer involves worldviews, data and its interpretation, as well as other issues. The easy answer is 'Yes, it is scientific,' but before we understand what that means, we need to ask what...

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    Issues in Intermediate Models of Origins Tertiary-Lifelong
    The nature of humans and their relationship to God and nature are fundamental issues in the Christian gospel. Scripture and science provide conflicting views on these issues, often producing major tensions within the Church, especially among the more educated...

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    JAE Editorial: In Praise of Impracticality Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this editorial from the JAE special science issue, Dr. Edwin Karlow explains that the best education balances instruction in theory with practical applications in many disciplines, particularly in science. Practical also means growing fresh new ideas. Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: Why Do I Need to Know About STEM? I Don’t Teach Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Exceptional teachers want their schools to be communities of active learners engaged in excellence in all areas of education, including biblical studies, the humanities, the sciences, arts, collaboration, and service-learning." Additional articles...

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    Just in Time Teaching in the Sciences or Other Subjects Grade 7-Tertiary
    See the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session to learn about Just in Time Teaching, in which "students are introduced to class concepts through online and reading activities and the completion of a pre-class assignment. This pre-class...

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    Land of the Dinosaurs Webquest Grade 5-Grade 8
    Students will learn about dinosaurs from an Adventist Christian perspective in this interesting interactive online learning project. This is the same topic as the NAD Pathways 5th grade book selection for Theme 6: The Environment.

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    Leonardo da Vinci in the Classroom - Using Renaissance Thinking to Inspire STEM Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session learned "ways to bring history, science, technology, engineering, math and art to the K-12 classroom." See the presentation for an overview.

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    Lively Science Teaching for Multigrade Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special science issue suggests that teachers who are responsible for science instruction of several or all grades should develop a program that meets the needs of the students without exceeding the teacher's energy. Teachers should...

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    Make it Count - Integrated Unit of Study Grade 5-Grade 8
    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 Education Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The combined efforts of school and home as well as reading, phonics, math, writing, science, and homework are important areas in which schools can make education work. A discussion of the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works: Research About Teaching...

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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 a Delight Grade 3-Grade 8
    Sally Dillon writes about a dynamic science teacher, Lowell Russell Litton, and the timeless techniques he has used to captivate and motivate his students at Shenandoah Valley Academy Elementary School. In an innovative way Litton makes sure his lessons allow...

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    Making Science Irresistible Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special science issue provides suggestions on how to make science classes irresistibly interesting. Ideas include bulletin boards, classroom displays or interest centers, planning, handouts, cooperative learning, current events, and...

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    Matching Your Teaching to the Dyslexic's Learning Style Kindergarten-Grade 12 New!!
    How a multigrade teacher developed a new science curriculum that incorporated her teaching methods for other classes. Topics were selected, objectives listed, and specific activities listed. How each unit was introduced and evaluated is discussed. From the...

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    Mathematics - A catalyst for faith? Tertiary
    "A number of features of mathematics and its relation to the sciences speak in harmony with Scripture’s revelation of God. Can this serve as a catalyst for faith?"

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    Michael A Comberiate - Dialogue with an Adventist rocket scientist Grade 11-Lifelong
    "Michael A. Comberiate, a systems manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in Greenbelt, Maryland, has worked at the Goddard Space Flight Center since 1969. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the...

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    Modeling the Precession and Nutation of a Gyroscope Tertiary-Lifelong
    A slide presentation by Andrews University physics professors Robert Kingman and S. Clark Rowland. Topics include: Modeling the Precession; Equations of Motion; More Equations of Motion; Apparatus; Experimental Procedure; Calibration of Rotary f Sensor; Calibration...

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    My Journey to Faith Grade 11-Lifelong
    Marco Antonia Huaco Palomino tells his personal story of his exploration into philosophy and science and finding the correlation between faith and scientific research.

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    NAD K-12 Textbook Lists Grade 9-Grade 12
    Access the current textbook recommendations for Adventist elementary and secondary schools operating in the North American Division. Note that some unions have supplements for their schools.

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    NAD Science Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD science curriculum guide for Grades 9-12 includes rationale, philosophy, goals, scope and sequence, and content overview for each of the major disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Physics. It is intended as a guide...

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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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    Orders and Chance in Nature and Scripture - Towards a Basis for Constructive Dialogue Grade 12-Lifelong
    The author discusses "two aspects related to the fundamental questions being addressed by science and theology. These are the concepts of order and chance." After defining the terms he then discusses how they have developed in the scientific context...

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    Organisms and The Environment Preschool-Grade 4
    "This unit covers content covered under the Ecology strand of the NAD SMART Science Curriculum. It is designed to cover grades Pre-K to 4. Each lesson plan is leveled as Easy (Pre-K to K), Medium (Grade 1-2), and Advanced (Grades 3-4) to be adapted to...

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    Organization and Planning of Monitoring Activities for Teaching Science at the Elementary Level Tertiary
    Today's increasingly complex society has great economic, linguistic, and social diversity. It is a challenge for educational institutions to form students prepared for this world. Students need to be able to think, communicate, and live in a society that...

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    Origins Resources - Southern Adventist University Grade 2-Grade 10
    Origins Resources are ready-to-use educational materials about creation and evolution that are scientifically accurate and biblically consistent. Click on "browse resources," select "teachers," and choose a unit and a grade level to see...

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    Parables - A Synthesis of Thought Grade 8-Lifelong
    Karlow explores how science can often be expressed through parables that are constructed after the manner of Christ. This paper was presented at the 1st Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Philosophical Shifts in Concepts of Truth Over Twenty Centuries Tertiary-Lifelong
    Coetzee gives an overview of the history of man's search for truth. He begins with the original Greek understandings of philosophy, science, and wisdom, opinion, theory, knowledge, and truth. He follows that by a record of role and conceptual shifts in philosophy,...

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    Phineas Gage - A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 7-Grade 8
    NAD Pathways Grade 8 selection for Theme 3: Living Things. Science writer John Fleischman uses a clipped, engaging expository style to tell the incredible story of Phineas Gage, a railroad construction foreman, who survived eleven years after an accident in...

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    Pollution Unit Grade 7-Grade 9
    An integrated unit providing students an opportunity to: consider the causes and effects of pollution; identify the effect of sin on creation; and recognize their role in the preservation of the environment.

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    Practical Applications of Technology Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, see how Science, Technology Engineering, and Math (STEM) can be incorporated to stimulate student interest in related professions and occupations.

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    Preparing Students for College Science Courses Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation joins three science departments from Southern Adventist University in discussing the challenges high school students face when they take introductory science courses and the knowledge and skills we expect them...

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    Press and Scientism - A Reflection on the Image of Science Constructed by the Journalistic Discourse Tertiary
    The purpose of this article is to outline a brief description of the analysis that press professionals and communication academics make about the understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge and the concept of truth in science, as disseminated in the...

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    Raymond Romand - Dialogue with an Adventist neurobiologist in France Grade 11-Lifelong
    Dr. Raymond Romand answers questions about his career and conversion - How and when did you decide to become a scientist? Was the Adventist environment helpful in leading you to these decisions in your intellectual and professional life? You were a student...

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    Readers Theatre - A Unique Approach to Reading and Writing Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Readers Theatre provides opportunities for readers and audiences to interact. Students develop writing and communication skills, along with comprehension and understanding of subject matter. The author gives examples of how Readers Theatre can be used across...

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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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    Safety Issues in K-12 Science Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation notes key safety issues for science teachers in K-12 classrooms and how to solve them. Sources for safety information are included.

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    Science & Religion Grade 3-Lifelong
    The Adventist Book Center sells books and other materials on the subject of science and religion.

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    Science and Christian Belief Grade 11-Lifelong
    Science & Christian Belief is a journal concerned with the interactions of science and religion, with particular reference to Christianity. The traffic of ideas between science and religion has been flowing for many centuries and shows no signs...

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    Science and Design - A Physicist's Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Drawing upon examples from physics, my purpose is to show that in developing a more complete picture of the universe, scientists are led to greater evidences for God and His design.

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    Science and Faith as Honest Friends Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Science provides a way to gain testable knowledge about nature, a method that drives the continuous accumulation of knowledge within paradigms as well as the occasional scientific revolution in which one paradigm replaces another. How do Christian beliefs...

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    Science and Origins by Illustra Media Grade 7-Lifelong
    DVDs on creation and evolution, intelligent design, and other science and faith integration topics. Titles include: Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record Unlocking the Mystery of Life: The Scientific Case for Intelligent Design...

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    Science and Religion - Friends or Foes Tertiary
    "This paper describes core ideas behind science and religion and outlines the differences and common features. Four models describing the relationship between science and religion are briefly outlined. It is proposed that the interaction model is likely...

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    Science and Religion - Interpreting the Data Tertiary-Lifelong
    Kennedy discusses data and interpretation in science. Science and Religion have a difficult time understanding the other. Science ignores the supernatural realm, but religion expects harmony because God is the Creator and the one who set up all the natural...

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    Science and religion - Pursuing a common goal? Tertiary-Lifelong
    De Groot explores the topics of science and Christian, their common goal, and three attitudes to unanswered questions.

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    Science and You: How the Space Program Has Affected Our Daily Lives Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special science issue shows how science touches the lives of each one of us every day due to the space program and the development of satellites and related technology.

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    Science Class -- No More Yucks! Grade 4-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special science issue suggests that by using encouragement, creative thinking, and the wonders of science, teachers can make science one of the most rewarding school experiences. Suggestions for doing this are to be honest and trustworthy,...

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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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    Science Finds God Tertiary-Lifelong
    Read about why an influential atheist changed his mind. Look at the reasons given as to why God is showing up in science. Check out the explanations for seeing how everything falls into place in this fine-tuned universe, how life got started, and the paradox...

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    Science Flash Cards Grade 7-Grade 8
    Print and fold this colorful set of flash cards reviewing key concepts on plant structure. Aligned with Chapter 7 in the previous NAD Science textbook (1995), Explore God's Creation, for Grades 7 & 8.

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    Science or Scientism? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "In the study of unobservable events from the distant past, the person who considers a broader range of explanations may have a better chance, even a scientifically more realistic chance, of finding the right answer."

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    Science, Religion and Healing - a Christian Philosophy of Wholeness Tertiary-Lifelong
    Edwards proposes "the broad contours of a Christian philosophy of holism. He seeks to present a conceptual framework for understanding the nature of health and of the healing ministry based upon the principles of harmony between science and Bible religion."...

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    Scientific Cherry-picking? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "As Adventists, are we guilty of cherry-picking—simply picking and choosing scientific results that suit our faith-based needs?"

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    Senses and the Nervous System Grade 4-Grade 8
    This matching worksheet contains definitions or descriptions with words related to the nervous system and senses.

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    Space the Final Frontier Grade 1-Grade 2
    This lesson extension on space includes E.G. White quotes and Bible texts with ideas for an individual or class project.

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    STEM Down the Track - Two Christian Schools' Further Experiences Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Students’ perceptions of what STEM is and how it has been implemented in their schools is reported in this paper. Students were asked in focus groups about what STEM is and how they had seen the progress their two respective schools had made...

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    STEM Fest: Fun for Everyone! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn how creating a STEM department in your school can offer students an inter-disciplinary approach to STEM as they utilize problem-based learning. Students also have “opportunities for internships, field trips, STEM-related community service and outreach,...

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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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    Teaching in the Shadow of Galileo - Academic Freedom on Seventh-day Adventist Campuses Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Greenleaf looks at the history of academic freedom in America and also in the Adventist church. The areas of science and academic freedom in Adventist schools are reviewed with observations about academic freedom within Seventh-day Adventist education. He...

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    Teaching the Tough Topics Grade 9-Lifelong
    In this article Goodwin asks the provocative question: "How can the Adventist educator help students deal with the difficult issues while preserving intellectual integrity and enhancing faith in God and His word?" Goodwin encourages teachers to be...

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    Technology and the Secondary Curriculum Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special technology and education issue examines how secondary teachers can help students become technologically literate by integrating technology into the subjects currently being taught. Suggestions for integrating technology into...

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    The Bible and Physics Tertiary-Lifelong
    Mundy looks not only at "The Bible and Physics" but also the converse; "the physics in the Bible." "I use both of the phrases loosely to discuss the consistency of science and Scripture, implications and constraints revelation suggests...

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    The Bible and Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    Brand seeks to find an balanced, practical approach to the relationship between science and God's Word. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Bible and Science - A New Free Illustrated Resource for Teachers and Students Grade 4-Lifelong
    How should religion and science teachers handle the conflicting explanation of creation and the origin of man? This article introduces a new free internet resource with topics ranging from the fossil record to dinosaurs and the flood. Learn more at sciencesandscriptures.com

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    The Bible, Anthropology, and the Ancient Caveman Grade 6-Lifelong
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout discusses that evolution is a hoax and Christ is coming soon! God created man in His image, yet there are bones that show evidence of manlike beasts. There is a plausible explanation for caveman! There...

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    The Case of the Monkeys that Fell from the Trees - And Other Mysteries in Tropical Nature - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 8
    NAD Pathways Grade 8 selection for theme 6: Environment. In this book, wildlife biologist Susan Quinlan presents a number of questions or mysteries concerning plants and animals in the tropical forests of South and Central America and explains how scientists...

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    The Center Makes the Difference Tertiary-Lifelong
    Folkenberg talks about Copernicus showing that the earth was not the stationary center of the universe, the Great Controversy, and God being our center.

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    The God Delusion Delusion Grade 9-Lifelong
    In this TEACH journal book review, Leo looks at Richard Dawkin's book, The God Delusion. Dawkins offers four key arguments against religion: it's infantile; it's irrational; God can't be proved to exist; and religion produces violence. Leo responds...

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    The Human Body - Organization and Systems Unit Grade 6-Grade 12
    "In this unit, we will explore the main systems of the human body, the organs that belong to those systems, and the functions of each. This unit was designed based on the NAD curriculum for 6th grade science, but may easily be adapted to middle school...

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    The Joy of Faith and the Challenge of Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    "How does one face the challenges of science even as one reaches up to hold on to the joy of faith?"

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    The Learning-Disabled Child: A Challenge for Christian Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue questions how Christian teachers can deal with learning-disabled children. Children must be tested to determine their specific problem, then given material at the proper reading level. Ideas for teaching...

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    The Relationship Between Students Perceptions of the Teaching and Learning Process and Academic Performance in Science of 7th and 8th Graders Enrolled in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Tertiary
    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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    The Use of Inexpensive Contests to Teach Science Principles Grade 1-Grade 8
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session is on how "problem solving" activities set up as contests can engage student interest in science. Emphasis is not on the competitive nature of the contest but on the science principles that can be learned...

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    To the Seafloor in a Cardboard Box! Teaching through Simulations Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows that simulations are powerful teaching devices that can activate all learning domains and integrate content areas through very active learning. See the model, a simulation the author developed with his academy...

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Amazing World of Seeds Preschool-Grade 2
    A child's curiosity about seed pods leads to "a child-initiated journey of discovery that spanned a term."

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    Twenty Years after The Blind Watchmaker Tertiary-Lifelong
    Standish looks at Richard Dawkins book The Blind Watchmaker, twenty years after its publication. Standish notes the weaknesses of the book, as well as pointing out that Dawkins seems to "concentrate his talents on destroying religious faith rather than...

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    Understanding How Nature Works - Last Piece of the Puzzle? Grade 11-Lifelong
    The ubiquity of dynamic and complex systems and chaos has helped mathematicians recognize the limitations of the scientific process and the wider scope of mathematics. They also offer some new opportunities for the believer in a Creator God to enlarge his...

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    Using Literacy Support Strategies to Enhance Reading Comprehension in Science Grade 1-Grade 12
    “This article discusses methods for helping students understand—not just memorize—the scientific concepts presented in the textbook and reinforced by the activities.” Davidson and Overstreet note research that has found that “the...

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    We All Went on a Safari - A Counting Journey Through Tanzania - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book Grade 1
    NAD Pathways Grade 1 selection for Theme 6: The Environment. Follows a Tanzanian family through the African grasslands as they count the animals they see, from one leopard to ten elephants; includes information about Tanzania and Swahili names and numbers.

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    What Do Seventh-Day Adventist Students Need to Know About Science? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special science issue claims that Adventist science education has the responsibility to guide students into an understanding of the issues involved in the controversy being waged between modern science and the Bible. Adventist educational...

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    What's New? Twenty Tips for Using the Newspaper in Your Classroom Grade 5-Grade 10
    Is there a readily available, inexpensive resource teachers can use to perk up daily lessons? Elaine Hardt presents twenty practical, easy to use activities that show how teachers can use the newspaper in their classroom, integrating subjects such as reading,...

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    When Faith and Reason Are in Tension Tertiary-Lifelong
    Since both reason and revelation have their ultimate source in God, they should be in complete harmony. Yet reason and revelation appear to conflict when attempting to explain the world around us. Gibson discusses some of the factors contributing to the conflict...

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    When Faith and Science Clash Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The tension between faith and science may never be resolved, but we can learn to deal with it. The key to understanding the tension is to recognize the different presuppositions of faith and science concerning God and nature."

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    When Science Rejected God Tertiary-Lifelong
    The cliché 'flat earth' still prevails and has become synonymous with ignorance, a deprecate past, and erroneous religion. The legend serves to assure skeptics that they are right and that religion is not to be trusted. Such false accusations against...

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    Who Am I? Grade 4-Grade 8
    A research exercise to discover who the described famous scientists are.

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    Why Do Different Scientists Interpret Reality Differently? Tertiary
    "The existence of God and whether He created the universe and life are, by definition, questions beyond the scope and the capability of naturalistic science. The answers to such questions rely on worldview assumptions, which are based on evidence...

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    You Lost Me Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a report of the study on the relationship between science and religion. It is focused on 6 main questions: 1. I feel intellectually prepared to discuss creation and evolution topics. 2. I believe God created the world in 6 literal...