Tips for Teaching Controversial Science Content

April Maskiewicz CorderoThe CACE Roundtable4 Comments

Evolution. Climate change. Vaccines. Randomness. Just hearing these terms can elicit angst for Christian science educators. Whereas some of these topics are contentious because they challenge certain theological views, others have become overly politicized in the past decade and can be just as tricky to address in the classroom.

Relax and Learn the Science

Christy HemphillThe CACE Roundtable2 Comments

Teachers can start by admitting that we do not have control over the messages students hear outside of school that engender some of these attitudes. However, we do have the opportunity in classrooms to challenge the idea that we have to oppose scientific evidence in order to embrace the Bible and live in God’s truth.