Wed Oct 9, 2019 8:00am EST
Oct. 9, 2019 13:00 UTC

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teachers at all grade levels can help students understand how faith and their lessons can co-exist through Making Sense of Science and Religion: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond. The book’s goal is to help teachers anticipate and address students’ questions even when delving into topics such as evolution, geochronology, genetics, the origin of the universe, and climate change.

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Just published by NSTA Press, Making Sense of Science and Religion is divided into three parts:

  • Historical and cultural background plus a framework for addressing science-religion issues in a legal, constitutional manner;
  • Guidance on teaching specific scientific concepts at every grade level; and
  • Advice for engaging families, administrators, school boards, policy makers, and faith communities.

The book’s authors are a mix of K–12 teachers, college professors, and experts from organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The authors believe that educators have an ethical obligation to minimize the perceived conflict between science and religion. As they write, “When students hear a consistent message during science instruction—that they can learn science while maintaining their religious beliefs—they are much more willing to learn regardless of messages to the contrary that they might hear outside of your classroom.”

Browse sample pages of this title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.

For additional information or to purchase a copy of Making Sense of Science and Religion and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 217-page book is priced at $25.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $20.76. (Stock # PB447X; ISBN #978-1-68140-576-6)

About the National Science Teaching Association

The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press® produces 25 to 30 new books and e-books each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook for the latest information and new book releases.


Kate Falk, NSTA
(703) 312-9211

Source: National Science Teaching Association

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