As a kid, I was pretty bad at science. In fact, I think high school physics rewarded me with my first F on a report card. Of course, I only took that class because I thought we were going to Cedar Point, and maybe because I had a crush on someone in the class.
Now, I’m teaching 5th and 6th grade science in the Dominican Republic. Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot about science, but it’s ok because I have a book and an answer key! I’m slightly exaggerating. The science I taught in Maryland the past few years was pretty advanced for 4th grade (in my opinion), so I’ve actually learned a lot more as I’ve taught it.
But something greater than just learning about science happened. I learned about God. To study and understand the intricacies of life, of physics, of chemistry… it reflects the incredible detail God put into His creation; and all He did was speak. What a powerful God we have.
As I introduced the Scientific Method to my classes today, I talked to them first about whether or not they liked science. I told them my story of how I didn’t really like it very much (I left out the physics story) until I started to look at science as an opportunity to study what God has created. I hope this year, as we study and learn more science together, we can see and know God more. We can learn about His power, his planning, His omniscience, and so much more. I want my classes to worship and praise God for His omnipotence, and to thank Him for this amazing world we have.