Reasons to Believe

Educators/Homeschoolers

  • Back To School Interview

    Episode #228: Back To School

    Former Creation Update host and Dean of Online Instruction, Krista Bontrager, sits in for Joe Aguirre while he's on vacation. She's joined by Fuz Rana and Jeff Zweerink … more

  • Our New Partnership with ACSI

    Christian schoolteachers often ask us if Reasons Institute offers continuing education units that can be used toward a teaching credential. We’re happy to announce a new opportunity that makes … more

  • Review: Science Shepherd (Grades 7–12)

    Texts Reviewed:

    Science Shepherd: Biology (Grades 10–12)—Student Text, Answer Key, Parent Companion, and Test Booklet. Scott Hardin, M.D. (Pewaukee, WI: Ohana Life Press, 2008). … more

  • Educator's Help Desk: Teaching Astronomy

    http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/teachingastronomy.mp3

    RTB's Dean of Online Learning, Krista Bontrager, discusses teaching strategies about astronomy with Dr. Hugh Ross and Dr. Jeff Zweerink.

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  • Teaching Astronomy from a Christian Worldview

    For hundreds of years, astronomy played a vital role in the foundation for a solid liberal arts education. While the trend has moved away from that standard, the modern classical education movement … more

  • Touring the Educator’s Help Desk

    Among other recent improvements to RTB’s website is the new Educator’s Help Desk. This feature grew from the need for a place on the site for educators. This is an ongoing project that … more

  • Quick Guide to Evaluating Science Curriculum

    Video Url: http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/episode4transcode.mp4

    RTB's Dean of Online Learning, Krista Bontrager, demonstrates a short technique for evaluating a science curriculum when browsing at homeschool conventions or educational stores.

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  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Right Sun" (SD)

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_raresun_sd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the idea behind the "Copernican Principle."

    Discuss: How do scientists view the sun? As unique or common? Why? … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Right Sun" (HD)

    Video Url: http://c450919.r19.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_raresun.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the idea behind the "Copernican Principle."

    Discuss: How do scientists view the sun? As unique or common? Why? … more

  • Evaluating Christian Science Curricula

    The foundation for evaluating any science textbook begins with a consideration of the textbook author’s approach to studying the natural world. That methodology will guide how the data is … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "What Is The Multiverse?" (SD)

    Video Url: http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_multiverse_sd.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the term "multiverse." (This will be discussed further in the video clip.)

    Recommended Resource: "Physicist … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "The Bible and The Big Bang"

    Video Url: http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_biblebigbang.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

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    Before watching the video:

    What is the big bang?

    Is the big bang compatible with the Bible or against it? What … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "Rocky Exoplanets"

    Video Url: http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_rockyplanets.mp4

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    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Look up the term "habitable zone." (This will be discussed further in the … more

  • Through the Lens: Astronomy, "What Is The Multiverse?" (HD)

    Video Url: http://c4847023.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com/ttl_astronomy_multiverse.mp4

    Discussion Ideas

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    Before watching the video:

    Activity: Research the term "multiverse." (This will be discussed further in the video … more