Science, Faith and Beyond

Exploring Big Questions with Young People

Welcome to the website of the Youth and Schools team at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. We love to encourage and equip children, young people, and their influencers, to explore their big science-faith questions.

Do you have questions about science and religion?

If you’re aged between 2 and 11, this space is for you to explore your big questions about science, religious faith and more.

You can check out responses to questions asked by other young people, meet experts who study ideas from science and/or religion, take a look at resources we recommend for further reading, and explore our recommended activities to have some hands-on fun as you explore these topics and ideas yourself.

Latest Activities

We've picked some of our favourite activities and experiments to help you bring out your inner explorer of science, faith, art and more! What questions come to mind as you explore the amazing universe we're a part of?

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Bug Hotels & Bird Feeders

Do your bit to look after the wonderful animals in your world by making them comfy homes and yummy treats.

3-12

Chocolate ‘Earth’s Crust’

Watching what happens when you heat & cool chocolate can help us learn about the amazing properties of our world. Watch it become “melty”, then set like Earth’s hard crust!

2-10

Cloud Crafts

Get creative with fun shaving foam paintings and think about all the different kinds of clouds. Why not see how many you can spot in the sky on different days?

2-11

Crafty Animal A-Z

Get creative with your favourite crafts as you think about the amazing variety of animals in our world. Can you think of a different animal for each letter of the alphabet?

3-10

Cress Heads

Explore how plants can grow almost anywhere as you create these fun, “hairy” characters and learn how plants need light and water to grow.

5-18

Explore programming!

Programming is an important part of computers, smart phones and robots! Want to have a go?

Latest Resources

This list includes some of our favourite resources for exploring how science and religious faith interact. Some actively linking science and faith, and others prepare the way for further questions and deeper thinking about each.

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101 Great Big Questions about God and Science

Lizzie Henderson & Steph Bryant

101 Great Big Questions asked by children, with fascinating responses from leading experts in the areas of science, theology, philosophy and beyond!

8-14

A Cartoon History of Earth: The Birth of the Earth

Jacqui Bailey

Explore the birth of the Earth through comic strips! This book leads the reader from the Big Bang to the formation of Earth, and how it became a place where life could develop.

8-14

A Cartoon History of the Earth: Life Finds Its Feet

Jacqui Bailey

Explore the history of Earth through comic strips, as life finds its feet! This book retells the story of the Big Bang, evolution, dinosaurs and the beginning of mankind.

8-14

A Cartoon History of the Earth: The Stick and Stone Age

Jacqui Bailey

Explore the history of Earth through comic strips – as prehistoric mammals abound, early apes develop into humans, and we see how they lived during the stone age.

8-14

A Cartoon History of the Earth: The Day of the Dinosaurs

Jacqui Bailey

Explore the history of Earth through comic strips, as the dinosaurs have their day! Explore the development, life, and disappearance of dinosaurs and other animals that lived alongside them.

5-9

A Short History of God, Me and the Universe

Russell Stannard

A colourful ‘lift-the-flap’ book with fascinating facts about God, you and your world – covering evolution, creation and the universe from a Christian perspective.