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.

Podcast: Teaching Science as a Christian

Association of Christian Teachers (ACT)

Listen in to a chat about how Christian teachers might think about teaching science well. This resource is particularly aimed at teachers with a Christian faith.

All

Song: God of Science

Rend Collective

This song helps young people interested in Christian faith celebrate God’s creativity through a fun and engaging list of wonderful things in the Universe.

5+

Video: Observing the Night Sky

The Faraday Institute Youth and Schools team

A video compiled by The Faraday Institute’s Youth and Schools Programme to help young people think about the role of awe and wonder in inspiring and responding to scientific exploration.

Website: Greater Good in Education

Greater Good in Education

Explore a growing collection of 350+ practices related to social-emotional learning, character education, and mindfulness, drawn from the latest research – including nice activities on developing awe and wonder in science.

10-11

Website: Never Off Topic (Primary)

LASAR (Learning About Science And Religion)

A website packed with exciting activities and resources to help teachers teach science, particularly evolution, and also to explore the relationships between science and religion, with primary aged students.

11-18

Website: Never Off Topic (Secondary)

LASAR (Learning About Science And Religion)

A website packed with exciting activities and resources to help teachers teach science, and also to explore the relationships between science and religion, with secondary students.

Website: Science Religion Encounters in the Classroom

National Institute for Christian Education Research

Research findings have been used to create a toolkit of resources to support schools and teachers hoping to improve science religion encounters for students in the classroom.

5-11

Wonder Zone Holiday Club (Faraday Kids)

Alex Taylor & Faraday Kids

A Bible-based, children’s holiday club resource from Scripture Union and The Faraday Institute, containing all you need to host a 5-day holiday club using a fun science theme that will have children in their element.