Science is a unique and ideal way to integrate Biblical principles into our studies. The more knowledge we gain of the world, the more we learn about who God is.
"The heavens declare the glory of God and the earth shows his handiwork." Psalm 19:1
"For since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities -- His eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:20
Christ is the Creator, Designer, and Sustainer of our world (Colossians 1:15-17). His principles and standards should be the basis of the choices we make regarding our world and the life values we choose. He has made us and given us dominion over the world we live in (Psalm 8:3-9). With this entrusted to us, we bear the responsibility to care for the earth and use the resources wisely.
We want students to develop an appreciation of the uniqueness of the many aspects of God's creation, and an understanding that the forces seen around us are placed there by God and are under His control and direction. While He often chooses to allow "nature to take its course," He can and does intercede as He wishes to alter the courses of nature.
Research shows that science is best learned through a hands-on, process based, inquiry program. These process skills can be defined as the basis of experimental procedure used by scientists to gather information. These are actual skills the students will gain through hands-on activities. Learned in their elementary years, these skills will be a lifelong benefit to them.
Isaac Newton Christian Academy is committed to STEM. STEM is the acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is important to develop a robust STEM program because so many of the jobs available for our students will be within the STEM arena. It is also exciting to think that our students could someday be working in a STEM area where they will be side by side with workers from many different countries, and the potential there will be for them to have an impact for the cause of Christ through their vocation.
Science: Isaac Newton was a renowned scientist and theologian and we are proud to have our school bear his name. In our science classes, God is recognized as the Sovereign Lord, Creator, and Sustainer of all, and His creation brings priase and glory to Him. Life, earth and physical sciences are all included.
Technology: technology gives evidence of the latent potential that God placed in creation and that we are called to discover and develop. Technology training includes computer literacy, Microsoft office, communication tolls, graphic design and multimedia.
Engineering: God designed people to be creative and employ knowledge and natural gifts to solve problems in love and for His glory. Engineering concepts include a variety of problem solving techniques as well as integrated studies that combine tools and skills from science, math and technology and apply them to "real world" scenarios.
Math: Math is predictable and reliable because a faithful, dependable God established it. Math includes: number sense, measurement, patterning and algebra, geometry and spatial sense, and data management and probability. We use a traditional math program as opposed to a constructivist approach, and we strive to develop critical thinking skills