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Using Classical Art Pieces to Integrate History and Biology

Art is a powerful way to capture the ideas of a time period. Come and see mini versions of presentations I have done with my ninth-grade biology class to help my students understand the development of science and biological thought throughout the flow of history.

Aquaponics as a Way of Integrating Science Curricula

Aquaponics is the combination of the raising of fish (aquaculture) and growing plants without soil (hydrophonics). Come and see how a system such as this can be a practical way to tie together concepts between biology, chemistry, and physics. This is the first year that The Geneva School has used such a project. Find out […]

Philosophy of Biology: From Dante to Darwin

This seminar will survey how change in thought and growth in knowledge from the Middle Ages into the 19th century led to Darwin’s theory of evolution. We will explore the shift from the motivating ideal of love to struggle and competition as well as the shift from sacramental participation to nothing but mechanistic motion. Particular […]

The Return of the God Hypothesis

Has modern science proved that God is a delusion? Is it still rational to believe in God in the 21st century? Join philosopher of science Dr. Stephen Meyer as he discusses a series of revolutionary scientific discoveries that point to the reality of God. Meyer, who is known for his groundbreaking work on the evidence […]

Darwin’s Doubt

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in […]

What Hath Biology To Do With Physics

In contemporary schools we often imagine that all the natural sciences fit neatly together. Casual observers sometimes assume that the scientific approach offers a simple methodology which must only be applied in each subject. But woe to the headmaster who asks a young biology teacher to tackle a senior physics class or requests a physics […]

Better Physics Experiments: Cheap, Fun, and Solid

While laboratory experiments in biology routinely capture students’ imaginations, traditional workbook experiments in physics can be very frustrating. Equipment tends to work poorly, equipment costs can be high, students have a hard time understanding the artificial equipment, and students often are not enthusiastic about the dreary experiments. In this workshop we will review a number […]