The New Seventh-day Adventist Science Series for Grades 1-8
The North American Division Office of Education has partnered with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company to develop a new science curriculum for Adventist schools. The new series will be ready for use starting with the 2012-2013 school year. It is a faith-based inquiry program, based on national science standards, and will be presented in the context of the Seventh-day Adventist worldview.
It will be a tool to help our teachers explain biblically-based science to their students. It will help students understand that scientists may need to go back to the drawing board and see where they went wrong instead of criticizing the Bible, and also that the Bible should be the measuring stick for science, not having science as the measuring stick for the Bible.
Throughout the texts are “Faith Connections,” and “Scripture Spotlights,” with actual Bible texts and references, inquiry-based labs, and many other key features. The creation story and the biblical flood story are referenced throughout the text to help explain different scientific questions. There is no question as you thumb through the pages of these books whether or not they are totally based on Christian principles. This professionally-written series is something of which we can be proud.