If you're teaching science or Bible, find the INTEGRATE unit that pairs with your curriculum!
BioLogos INTEGRATE is designed with the needs of Christian school teachers and home educators in mind.
While written for teachers of high school students, INTEGRATE can be successfully adapted for other ages as well—from middle school on up to college and beyond. Parents of public school students can also use it to help their kids make connections between science and faith. Adults who love to learn will also find this material engaging. Consider INTEGRATE also for your small group or Sunday school.
Pair INTEGRATE with your preferred biology curriculum, or pick a unit or two to enrich your other science, Bible, or worldview course. The modular design gives you flexibility to pick and choose the activities that best suit your goals, time constraints, and students’ interests.
- Active reflection on Scripture and emphasis on Christian virtues
- Sound theology and Bible interpretation, vetted by Bible scholars, theologians, and pastors
- Accurate and reliable scientific information, vetted by qualified scientists
- Engaging, hands-on science activities that may be adapted for one student or a large class
- Alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards to aid lesson planning
- Interviews with leading scientists of faith and other Christian role models
- Easy, open-and-go, modular format
- Perfect supplement to your existing science or Bible curriculum
- Works well as stand-alone resource also
John Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College
We will give students a great gift if we can provide an integrated worldview where God’s Word and God’s world can both be seen in all their glory, and understood with every tool at our disposal. I know of no better curriculum to accomplish this than BioLogos INTEGRATE.
Kimberly Smith, Upper School Biology Teacher, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina
BioLogos INTEGRATE was such a gift to use in combination with our standard curriculum for online learning when our students were sent home due to COVID-19. . .It was evident immediately that students were being challenged to think deeply and were growing in their faith through the process.
Read what teachers, home educators, scientists, and Bible scholars have to say about INTEGRATE.
INTEGRATE is designed to supplement the typical units found in an introductory biology course. It can be used successfully with Campbell’s Biology, Miller & Levine’s Biology, or any other standard biology textbook or instructional program.
Because the units are designed to stand alone and much of the content is generally applicable to science, several can be used in other science courses, such as Earth science, environmental science, and physics.
Because INTEGRATE covers biblical interpretation and reflection, theology, and ethics, the units may also be appropriate for Bible and worldview courses.
Please see our course pairing recommendations and corequisite science for each unit.
INTEGRATE is written from an ecumenical Protestant perspective. It is designed to create teachable moments, open up discussion, and foster a safe space for students to navigate their personal faith-science questions. Instructors are free to infuse the lessons with the perspective of their particular faith tradition or denomination. INTEGRATE teaches students how to find truth in Scripture for themselves, provides them with quality resources to evaluate and discuss, and presents them with questions designed to help them build their own Christian worldview.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are research-based, cutting-edge K–12 science standards. They set expectations for what students should know and be able to do. To date 44 states have adopted NGSS or have standards based on the underlying framework.
While not an NGSS curriculum, BioLogos INTEGRATE has many points of alignment with NGSS. To aid instructors who refer to NGSS in their lesson planning, we have aligned all INTEGRATE science activities with the standards. Please see the NGSS Alignment for BioLogos INTEGRATE.
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Kathryn Applegate is Resources Editor at BioLogos. While working on her PhD in computational cell biology at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA), she became passionate about building bridges between the church and the scientific community. In 2010, she joined the BioLogos staff where she has the privilege of writing, speaking, and working with a wide variety of scholars and educators to develop new science and faith resources. Kathryn co-edited with Jim Stump How I Changed My Mind About Evolution (InterVarsity Press, 2016). As Project Leader for BioLogos INTEGRATE, Kathryn is excited about the potential for BioLogos to equip parents and teachers to raise up the next generation of Christian students who approach science with wonder, curiosity, perseverance, and wisdom. Kathryn and her family enjoy exploring the beaches and state parks of Michigan and are helping to plant a new church in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) denomination. April Maskiewicz Cordero, PhD, is a professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University. Her research focuses on developing more effective approaches for teaching ecology and evolution that enable students to develop not only factual knowledge, but biological ways of thinking and reasoning about the living world. As a Christian biologist trained in science education research, she is in a unique position to investigate science students’ perceptions of the relationship between scientific issues that evoke controversy (i.e. origins, evolution, human origins) and Christian faith. Dr. Maskiewicz Cordero gave a TEDx talk on evolution and faith and she was featured in "From the Dust," a BioLogos sponsored documentary. She is also active in several professional development projects with schoolteachers as well as university biology faculty and was one of four professors coordinating the PLNU/BioLogos Biology by the Sea Christian school teacher program. Christy Hemphill and her husband Aaron work as linguistic consultants on a minority language Scripture translation project in southern Mexico, where she homeschools her three children. Prior to her work in Mexico, she worked as an educator for eight years in various contexts including high school, museum education, college, and adult education. Christy has a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Old Dominion University, and a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/Bible Translation from the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics at Dallas International University. Christy serves on the curriculum development team for BioLogos INTEGRATE and on the BioLogos Advisory Council. She has also served as a moderator on the BioLogos discussion forum since 2015, and you can often find her there sharing her pursuit of good biblical exegesis and good science with anyone who wants to join in. Sarah Bodbyl Roels is a faculty developer at the Trefny Innovative Instruction Center, Colorado School of Mines. She enjoys helping instructors at all levels improve effective classroom teaching and learning. Sarah earned her doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, where she studied mating system evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation. As a senior scientist at Michigan State University, Sarah gained extensive experience developing curriculum modules, managing teacher networks and professional development, designing workshops, collecting data in the classroom, and creating educational media. Sarah is a member of the BioLogos Voices speakers bureau, the Advisory Council, and the BioLogos INTEGRATE curriculum development team. Sarah passionately explores the relationship between science and faith and appreciates opportunities to learn from others and share her experiences as a Christian evolutionary biologist. She and her husband Steve, also a scientist, are avid birders and their family includes a horse, a donkey, a dog, and numerous chickens. Diane Sweeney is a veteran instructor and curricula developer with over 25 years experience in education. She is currently an AP biology instructor and department head at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, CA. She previously taught at the Punahou School in Honolulu, HI; Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, CA; and Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Fremont, CA. Her publications include writing for the biology textbook program Biology Exploring Life (lab manual and teacher’s instructions) by Campbell, Williamson, Heyden (Pearson 2009). Diane has a BS in biochemistry from UC Riverside and an MA in education from Stanford University. Diane has been active with BioLogos for many years. Through a BioLogos grant, she co-created with Pastor Joshua Hayashi Author of Life, a collection of 7 short documentary films and companion curricula for churches and schools. Diane is currently serving on the Biologos Advisory Council and on the curriculum development team for Biologos INTEGRATE. Diane enjoys cultivating native Californian plants and growing fruits and vegetables in her garden when she is not hiking or biking in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kendra Terpstra is a homeschool teacher with 15+ years of experience in education. She earned her degrees in Secondary Education, English and History at Central Michigan University and began her career teaching at a large urban high school in Michigan. For the past 8 years, Kendra has homeschooled her 3 children which has involved researching the varying curriculum options and approaches as well as modifying and supplementing curriculum to fit the needs of her children. In addition to her teaching experience, Kendra has worked on a variety of curriculum development projects, including the BioLogos INTEGRATE project.