SCHOOL OF LOGIC

SCIENCE

For myself, faith begins with a realization that a supreme intelligence brought the universe into being and created man.  It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence – an orderly unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered – “In the beginning God.” – Dr. Arthur Compton, Nobel Prize winner in physics, in Missiles and Rockets, July 1957. Dr. Compton’s statement is an affirmation of the foundation of science instruction at Veritas and the truth of Psalm 19:1-5a and 7, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world . . . The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”  God created the world to unmistakably display His truth, beauty, and goodness, so to study the creation is to learn of the Creator. God uses creation to reveal His eternal truths to His people; the more one understands the natural world, the more able he is to comprehend the glorious nature of the Lord and to realize his responsibility to the Creator and His creation. The earth belongs to the Lord, and he has graciously entrusted us with the care of his creation. Through the study of science, we want our students to increase their knowledge of God’s attributes, particularly his power, order, and glory, and to strengthen their relationship with Him.

 

Through our God-centered curriculum, we want our students to possess the powerful tools of scientific enterprise and to respond intelligently and biblically to various scientific theories and ideas. Our program is both challenging and practical in scope and sequence. From Kindergarten to Sixth grade, the fundamentals of science and scientific study are learned through demonstrations, class projects, hands-on activities, chants, and songs. In the logic phase of science, our students complete a general science overview and a formal Logic course, preparing them for more advanced studies. These years mark the transition from factual recall to abstract thinking and application. Rhetoric-level students learn how to apply science to real life through the in-depth study of Conceptual and Advanced Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. At every stage, the lordship of Christ is central to the curriculum, the topics are connected to the students’ lives, and the students are challenged to impact the field of science.