Resources for Educators

Welcome to our resource hub for educators and any adults interested in thinking about science-religion communication with young people.

Here you can find resources (books, podcasts, video clips, lesson plans and other useful websites) specifically for adults hoping to encourage, and make space for, young people’s questions about science and religious faith. Some resources will feed your thoughts about why this might be worth doing, and others will help you with the practical delivery of these opportunities. The latter type of resource features age brackets, showing the target age of the resource.

4-11

Lesson plans: Big World, Big Ideas: Religion and science

RE Today (publisher), Julia Diamond-Conway (editor), The Faraday Institute (author)

A primary teaching resource to help students find out more about how both science and religion work, and the relationship between the two.

5-11

Lesson plans: Primary classroom resources

The Faraday Institute Youth and Schools team, and Science Online, New Zealand Ministry of Education

These lesson plans give students space to explore interdisciplinary science-faith questions and the nature of science – providing key skills for facing questions in our complex, science and technology-filled world.

11-16

Lesson plans: Secondary ‘Nature of science’ classroom resources

The Faraday Institute Youth and Schools team, and Science Online, New Zealand Ministry of Education

These lesson plans give students a greater awareness of the nature of science – its role, methods, power and limitations – so they can engage wisely, critically, and creatively with the scientific way of knowing.

11-18

Lesson plans: Secondary RE classroom resources (English)

The Faraday Institute Youth and Schools team, and Science Online – New Zealand Ministry of Education

These curriculum-relevant lesson plans give students an opportunity to explore interdisciplinary science-religion topics covered in religious education classes.

11-18

Lesson plans: Secondary RVE classroom resources (Welsh)

The Faraday Institute Youth and Schools team, and Science Online – New Zealand Ministry of Education

These curriculum-relevant lesson plans give students an opportunity to explore interdisciplinary science-religion topics covered in religion, values and ethics lessons.

3-11

Messy Church does Science

David Gregory

Messy Church Does Science offers Messy Churches the tools to use science to explore aspects of the Christian faith, and demonstrate that faith and science are complementary. This resource is particularly aimed at use in religious settings.

Podcast: Asking questions about questions

A ‘Now There’s a T H O U G H T’ production…

A podcast host, a pastor and a kids communicator gather to ask questions about questions.

Podcast: Different Kinds of I Don’t Know

A BioLogos production…

How can we encourage and equip young people to explore their questions about science and faith? Listen in on a chat amongst science-faith communicators.

Podcast: Talking turtles, toddlers and teenagers

A ‘Now There’s a T H O U G H T’ production…

A podcast host, a pastor and a marine biologist gather to talk turtles, toddlers and teenagers.