Faith and Science in Our Catholic Schools

Elementary, Secondary
This resource can be a reference for educators seeking to get a general overview of the “hot spot” topics that may arise in class.
It will be useful in supporting educators as they aid students in understanding scientific topics from within a Catholic context. Topics such as evolution, stem cells, genetically modified organisms, and the creation of the universe, are discussed. Each section indicates the specific location in the Ontario Curriculum where the topic may arise, explains what the current scientific understanding tells us about it, and finally discusses the Catholic Church’s specific stance on the topic. There is a great deal of misinformation present online and in our communities about how Catholics view science. Being able to focus in on the Catholic context can provide students with a richer, more complete understanding and appreciation of both the scientific topics and the Church teachings to which they relate.
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