Science

Vanessa Petty

Creating a Sense of Wonder in Grammar School Science

Friday, June 26 | 3:30-4:15pm Grammar School Session Recording This Patio Discussion will focus on creating a sense of wonder in the Grammar School Science classroom. Come with your questions and answers; this patio will be full of great best practices for you to take back to your classroom in the Fall. Download Vanessa Petty Handout Download Melissa Mayne Handout Vanessa Petty 3rd Grade Science… Read More »Creating a Sense of Wonder in Grammar School Science

All Things Vile and Vicious: Seeing God’s Glory in the Horrors of Nature

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Math & Science Sponsored by Classical Academic Press Session Recording We’ve all seen the pictures: hairy spider faces with hungry eyes. Long-toothed, translucent deep-sea monsters. Nightmarish creatures on land and sea. Poets, philosophers, and theologians have wrestled with hideous animals and shocking behavior in the animal kingdom. But are such aspects of creation suitable for children? As Christians studying God’s… Read More »All Things Vile and Vicious: Seeing God’s Glory in the Horrors of Nature

Should Your High School Teach AP Math and Science Courses?

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am Math & Science Session Recording The “AP” label on a math or science course provides a certain level of credibility and recognition of its academic rigor. Yet not all schools offer AP courses, and some private schools are choosing to move away entirely from offering AP courses. There are many competing considerations when deciding whether to offer AP courses. This… Read More »Should Your High School Teach AP Math and Science Courses?

Science: Discovery and Discipleship

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Math & Science Sponsored by Classical Academic Press Session Recording The history of science is a history of discovery, but the historical role of discovery is now threatened by the limited exposure to nature that is now common among young people. In this seminar, we will examine ways teachers can reinvigorate the study of science in the midst of a… Read More »Science: Discovery and Discipleship

Other Voices: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Science Instruction

Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am Math & Science Sponsored by Classical Academic Press Session Recording In classical and Christian schools we seek rigorous academics and a robust Christian worldview, but these are not the only necessary ingredients for instruction that ennobles the mind and educates the whole person. In any discipline, there are “other voices” that speak to our hearts and minds. In this workshop… Read More »Other Voices: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Science Instruction

Rejecting Disciplinary Insularity and Irrelation

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm Math & Science Session Recording It may seem normal that, with increasing specialization in our world, particular academic disciplines tend to stand alone, becoming insular and standing in irrelation to other subjects.  Christian educators must not only resist such a trend, but also commit to seek out, delight in, and communicate the connectedness, compatibility, and coherency of all true knowledge. … Read More »Rejecting Disciplinary Insularity and Irrelation

A Survey of Oft-Neglected Limiting Factors in Scientific Inquiry and Instruction

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Math & Science Session Recording Not surprisingly perhaps, many instructors at Christian schools teach in the way they were taught—whether at the high-school, undergraduate, or graduate level—and in many cases their teaching is thus tainted with scientism. Instruction at Christian schools, however, should be infused fully with a Christian worldview, key elements of which are sin, logical disciplinary scope, and… Read More »A Survey of Oft-Neglected Limiting Factors in Scientific Inquiry and Instruction