Educator's Help Desk: Articles
This collection of essays has appeared in various RTB publications. They are posted here for the benefit of educators and homeschool parents.
Educator’s Help Desk
This collection of brief education-themed articles were first published as part of the New Reasons to Believe e-zine.
- "Curriculum Review: Science in the Beginning" (Issue 4, 2013)
- "Saving Faith" (Issue 3, 2013)
- "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds" (Issue 2, 2013)
- "Quick Guide to Evaluating a Science Textbook" (Issue 1, 2013)
- "Dinosaurs for Kids" (Issue 4, 2012)
- "Teaching Astronomy from a Christian Worldview" (Issue 3, 2012)
- "Evaluating Christian Science Curricula" (Issue 2, 2012)
- "Forging New Paths in Science-Faith Careers" (Issue 1, 2012)
- "Explore Evolution: A High School Textbook Review" (Issue 4, 2011)
- "Choosing a Christian College" (Issue 3, 2011)
- "Review: Exploring Creation series by Jeannie Fulbright" (Issue 2, 2011)
- "Science Fair/Term Paper Ideas: Creation vs. Evolution" (Issue 1, 2011)
- "How Can I Help My Child Become a Research Scientist?" (Issue 4, 2010)
- "Enjoying God’s Creation through Astronomy" (Issue 3, 2010)
- "Five Reasons Why Christian Educators Should Address Evolution" (Issue 2, 2010)
These articles were originally published in the resource, Teaching Science from a Christian Worldview.
- Review: Exploring Creation series by Jeannie Fulbright (extended review)
- Review: Middle School Geology: Real Science-4-Kids (Grades 5 to 8)
- Review: Middle School Astronomy: Real Science-4-Kids (Grades 5 to 8)
Teaching Intelligent Design
Discussion about “intelligent design” shows up regularly in the media. Although the ID movement is not a Christian movement per se, man Christians are involved in its research efforts. Technically speaking, however, it is a secular movement – one that intentionally includes the possibility of a variety of possible “designers.” It even allows that extraterrestrial beings could be responsible for planting the first life on Earth.
Reasons To Believe does not officially participate in efforts to incorporate intelligent design into public school science curricula. Those interested in pursuing such channels can consult with our friends at the Discovery Institute for more information about their "Teach the Controversy" campaign. Please visit their web site at www.discovery.org.
For more information about RTB's perspectives on the Intelligent Design movement, we have listed here a collection of brief articles explaining RTB's position on teaching Intelligent Design (ID) in public schools and other settings.
These articles were originally published on the RTB web site and other RTB publications.
- "Learning Physics According to the Classical Method" (June 2014)
- "Learning Astronomy According to the Classical Method" (June 2014)