Foundations of Science

Foundations of Science

Our newest series that introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in light of God’s providential care over creation.

Fostering the Wonder and Beauty of God's Creation

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Too often we hear messages that science is in conflict with faith, but Pope St. John Paul II wrote that faith and science “each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.” Foundations of Science seeks to spawn this flourishing in the hearts and minds of young readers, guiding them into a world that will delight their imaginations and inspire awe in the awesome power of God.

Authored by Dr. Timothy Polnaszek, this eight-part series covers an extensive scope of scientific studies, from animals and plants, to the galaxies of outer space and the depths of the ocean, to cells and organisms, to the curiosities of chemistry and the marvels of our planet. Still more, it reveals the intricate order found beneath the surface of creation and chronicles many of the Church’s contributions to science throughout history.

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Curriculum Highlights

Subject

Volumes

Animals: Creatures of the Wild

Plants: Wonders of Nature

Oceans: Mysteries of the Deep

Earth: Exploring Our Home

Space: A Tour of the Galaxy Coming in 2022

Cells & Systems: Living Machines Coming in 2022

Too often we hear messages that science is in conflict with faith, but Pope St. John Paul II wrote that faith and science “each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.” Foundations of Science seeks to spawn this flourishing in the hearts and minds of young readers, guiding them into a world that will delight their imaginations and inspire awe in the awesome power of God.

Authored by Dr. Timothy Polnaszek, this eight-part series covers an extensive scope of scientific studies, from animals and plants, to the galaxies of outer space and the depths of the ocean, to cells and organisms, to the curiosities of chemistry and the marvels of our planet. Still more, it reveals the intricate order found beneath the surface of creation and chronicles many of the Church’s contributions to science throughout history.

Each Volume Includes

Curriculum Highlights

Subject

Volumes

Animals: Creatures of the Wild

Plants: Wonders of Nature

Oceans: Mysteries of the Deep

Earth: Exploring Our Home

Space: A Tour of the Galaxy Coming in 2022

Cells & Systems: Living Machines Coming in 2022

This eight-part series covers an extensive scope of scientific studies, from animals and plants, to the galaxies of outer space and the depths of the ocean, to cells and organisms, to the curiosities of chemistry and the marvels of our planet. Still more, it reveals the intricate order found beneath the surface of creation and chronicles many of the Church’s contributions to science throughout history.

FOS VIDEO Look Inside

VIDEO LECTURE
SERIES

Accompanying the text book and workbook, this video series seeks to challenge students to think more deeply about the world around them, setting them off on a search to discover God in the hidden corners of his creation. Hosted by Foundations editor Brian Kennelly, each video uses a short review of the chapter’s content as a platform to discuss a host of spiritual topics that reveal the truths of the Catholic Faith.

In this companion workbook, elementary school children will have an additional resource to help them engage with the content, and help them retain it. Activities include coloring pages, crossword puzzles, word searches, journaling, matching and multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false, short answers, and essays. In addition, each workbook contains activities and arts and crafts bearing both scientific and faith-based themes.

FOS AUDIO-BOOK Look Inside

AUDIOBOOK

Kevin Gallagher brings his talents to the Foundations curriculum, following his immensely popular readings of TAN Book’s The Story of the Bible and The Story of Civilization, among countless other audio works. An exact reading of the text, Gallagher brings vitality to the text with his signature style and smooth voice. This audio work serves as a great companion to the text, bringing the natural wonders of God’s universe to life for children of all ages.

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