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Review: Surfing the Net: Science

These days it is important to know how to search the internet effectively. Surfing the Net: Science is designed to teach this skill early enough to benefit a student’s whole school career. Aimed at grades 3-6, Surfing the Net: Science teaches science based on standards in most US states, but its primary focus is to teach students […]

Review: Mendeleyev’s Dream by Paul Strathern

From ancient Greece through centuries of alchemy to the modern periodic table, Mendeleyev’s Dream traces the history of chemistry with fascinating mini-biographies.  We learn about Thales of Miletus who fell off a cliff while stargazing; Henning Brand who fermented and distilled vats of urine to isolate phosphorus, the first new element; Boyle, the founder of […]

Review: Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey

  Few books have been recommended to me as highly as Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey.  This book about Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity more than lives up to its reputation. I suppose the whole premise of Total Truth is summed up in this thought:  “Redemption is not just about being saved from sin, […]

Measuring the Speed of Light with Chocolate

One of the fundamental scientific quantities in the universe is the speed of light.  It is a huge number—about 300,000,000 meters per second or 186,000 miles per second—and is basic to electricity, magnetism, particle physics, cosmology, and the theory of relativity. And, what’s really cool, most homes nowadays have the tools to measure it! We […]

Review: True Reason by Gilson and Weitnauer

Atheists sometimes claim that they represent reason and that Christianity is anti-intellectual and inherently unreasonable.  True Reason, a collection of 18 essays, discusses this idea and meets atheists’ arguments head on…if they have presented arguments that can be reasoned with; otherwise True Reason points out their lack of logic and careful thought. Sometimes deep, sometimes […]

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