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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Doing Science, Learning Life - Activities with Spiritual Lessons Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Titled Science Activities for Christian Children in previous editions, this book is organized around important process skills. It is designed for children under 12 years old, and is fitting for homeschooling.

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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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    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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    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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    Healthy Foods Unit Plan Grade 3-Grade 8
    This healthy food choice unit provides materials to guide learning about issues such as organic food, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and food labeling. Students research what the Bible says about food and compare and contrast that to the dietary recommendations...

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Scientific Experiment Form Grade 3-Grade 6 New!!
    This basic form will help organize students and guide their writing as they conduct an experiment.

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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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    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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    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 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...