by Rhonda Forlow, Ed.D. *
It’s hard to believe, but in another month most of us will send our children back to school. Homeschoolers may be trying out new curriculum. Among the various subjects covered, science will have an impact—perhaps more so than most of the other subjects our children will study.
Why? Because science touches our children’s worldviews from their earliest days. If we do not prepare our children to learn good science—through the use of biblically based science instruction—then we run the risk of abdicating our children’s science education to an evolutionary worldview.
Most of us will choose from three educational tracts: public school, Christian/private school, or homeschool. Regardless of the educational method, we face a variety of choices in preparing our children for science education in the upcoming year.
If your child is attending public school this year, you have a large task before you. Recognition, preparation, and response are the primary considerations here. First, you must recognize and expect that your child will be inundated with evolutionary teaching, even from the earliest grades. Prepare your children before they are exposed to secular science materials—warn them about the false teachings they will encounter in textbooks, science websites, or field trips to the local zoo or natural history museum.
Be cognizant of what the educational system teaches. Many elementary teachers will tell you that they do not teach evolution at a young age, but they do. They may not be lying to you—some of the teachers are simply unaware that the concepts they teach are rooted in evolutionary thought….
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