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  • Adventist Resource
    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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    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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    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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    A Biblical Approach to the Sciences Tertiary-Lifelong
    Clausen shows examples of the conflict between the worship of the Creator and worship of the "creature". He then goes on to suggest reasons for the science/religion conflict. Lastly, he outlines some influence that Christianity has had on the development...

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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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    All About Spiders Unit Grade 1-Grade 8
    This comprehensive unit includes activities connecting language arts, Bible, math, art, and music. Powerpoint files, multimedia, and a webquest are included. The unit meets the requirements for the Pathfinder spider honor, and is compatible with the S.M.A.R.T....

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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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    Andrews University Educational Research Index 29 Tertiary-Lifelong
    A report of formal research conducted by students in the School of Education at Andrews University. Some studies may be of importance or interest to teachers, therefore they are made available through the School of Education. This edition of the index references...

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    Apologia Educational Ministries Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Apologia provides fun and challenging K-12 creation-based science curriculum specifically designed for the home school."

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    BirdSleuth - Investigating Evidence Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Need help with student inquiry? Cornell Lab of Ornithology created this free online BirdSleuth module to help! The module includes lesson plans, journal pages, and online resources that will help your students ask scientific questions, craft and test hypotheses,...

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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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    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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    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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    Classification of Living Things Unit Grade 6-Grade 12
    Designed for biology, life science, and ecology courses, this unit's contents include four lessons, a web quest, assessments, powerpoint files, and videos. The objectives are, "students will be able to: -Describe various methods of classification -Write...

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    Classroom Beekeeping Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout shows how beekeeping could add excitement to your classroom, opening a window to the hidden world of the honeybee. Observation beehives allow students to observe the industrious work and life cycle of...

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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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    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 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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    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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    Encounters - A Student's Perspective on Teaching Science and Fostering Faith Grade 9-Lifelong
    Susan Mentges shares a personal experience that helped shaped her perspective on how students come to appreciate and make meaningful the role of faith in understanding science. She suggests "Until students have discovered for themselves the issues that...

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    Endangered Species - A Tiger's Tail Grade 4-Grade 6
    The purpose of this interdisciplinary faith-based unit "is to teach our students about what it takes to save just one species, what man has done to cause the problems tigers are having, and what each of them can do to help save these beautiful animals....

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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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    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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    Focusing on Science Concepts Grade 9-Grade 12
    This downloadable document contains thirty science concept working papers. Each provides a short discussion of the concept, sample test questions, and instructional objectives. Concepts are useful for organizing our understanding, for explaining things, and...

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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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    God's Second Book: Adventist Education and the Sciences Tertiary-Lifelong
    Gary Land charts the historical development of science education within Adventist higher education. The article begins at Battle Creek College where the first science curriculum included classes such as physiology, natural philosophy, botany, chemistry, geology,...

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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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    Higher Education in Sint Maarten: Fostering Growth of Teacher Knowledge in Mathematics and Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    "A needs analysis conducted as part of the foundation-based education (FBE) innovation on the island territory of Sint Maarten indicated the need for additional training of early primary teachers (PK–2) in mathematics and science education. Seven...

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    Ideas for Integrating Technology Into Science Classes Grade 1-Lifelong
    A listing of suggested technology resources available to science teachers. Shared here are Internet websites, web-based Internet projects, and information on using digital cameras, document cameras, probes and hand-held computers.

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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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    Integrating Faith and Learning in the Teaching of Physics Tertiary-Lifelong
    Clausen gives ways that physics professors can integrate faith into the teaching of their subject matter. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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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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    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: What About Science? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial is part of a special issue on Adventist thinking about science and its teaching in denominational schools. James Hayward states that the pursuit of scientific knowledge through research can be carried out under the presupposition that God exists...

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    Keeping Students Safe in Chemistry Class Grade 9-Tertiary
    Creating interactive active learning environments that are safe requires intentional teacher preparation, organization and procedures in the classroom, managing and disposing of chemicals, and fire safety. The role of teacher and students during learning activities...

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Practical Ways to Improve Your Science Teaching Grade 7-Lifelong
    Many students who choose majors in engineering or science drop out of these programs after one year of college. Factors leading to high drop-out rates include: teaching atmosphere (enthusiasm, empathy, collaboration) and student development and learning (student...

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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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    Scaffolding Critical Thinking Using Inductive Lessons in Science Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation presents four examples of inductive teaching strategies. These lessons use concrete or pictorial materials to scaffold the analytical process as students explore science concepts. Each lesson offers the opportunity...

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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 is Doing Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Many elementary teachers do not feel comfortable with hands-on learning in science class. However, science can't be effectively taught by worksheets and vocabulary alone. This article demonstrates how experimental work in science brings out the best in student...

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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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    Studying Noah's Ark - A Teaching Strategy for a Science and Religion Course Tertiary-Lifelong
    Cremades gives a lesson plan on studying Noah's Ark for a science and religion course. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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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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    Teaching Physical Science from a Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Ben Clausen shares ideas and suggestions on integrating faith into the teaching of science. A brief historical overview of Judeo-Christian foundations of scientific principles is presented. Also discussed are specific examples of physical science topics that...

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    Teaching Science as a Christian: Faith, Evidence, Interpretation, Humility Grade 1-Lifelong
    Teaching science in elementary through higher education presents many challenges for the Christian teacher. In this article, James Hayward discusses four approaches to teaching science as a Christian: affirmation of faith, presentation of evidence; discussion...

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    Teaching with Interactive Simulations - One Small Contribution Toward Science Education for All Kindergarten-Tertiary
    With science-related challenges growing worldwide, all citizens should have an understanding of science in order to participate in the democratic addressing of these issues. Enhancing education will require a variety of methods. "This paper briefly describes...

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    The Importance of the Intelligence Design Theory for Adventist Science Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Aagaard urges Adventist educators to be familiar with the current arguments and introduce their students to both sides of the issue, as a "vaccination" against the seductive materialistic influences that surround us." This paper was presented...

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    The Importance of the Intelligent Design Theory for Adventist Science Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Aagaard encourages science teachers to boldly expose the fallacy of media today and also to boldly tell students about their own commitment to a God centered and biblical worldview. This paper was presented at the 26th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Need For Nature Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article summarizes some of the benefits of spending time in nature, as educators with learners, as revealed in current research and the counsel of Ellen White.

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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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    The WOW of Teaching Space Science K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Roy suggests ways to increase the WOW factor in activity-based science lessons, including a NASA space art lesson for Grades K-3, and 4-12.

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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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    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...