for science, George Washington Carver
is proof that he or she does not have to
separate their faith from their work, but
rather can use one to fuel the other and
Here are a few ways you can help your
child integrate faith and science:
integrate Carver’s spirit-based scien-
tific method by finding Scripture that
relates to what the child needs, and
employ what it says. For example, in
earth science use the Scripture Psalm
121: 1-2 for wisdom. Carver used this
Scripture to find a rare purple clay in
the Alabama hills. 5
science but isn’t sure which discipline
to pursue, have him or her begin setting
aside time each day to seek God about
it. It can be early in the morning or another time. Just be consistent in meeting Him at the same time each day.
• Have the student practice hearing
God. When God speaks it’s not always
an audible voice, but rather can be an
inner impression, or the student may
become inspired to create something
in response to asking the Creator a
Jeremiah 33: 3 states, “Call unto me,
and I will answer thee, and show thee
great and mighty things, which thou
knowest not.” God has things hidden for
every generation to discover. By teaching
our children how to work with God to
discover these things not only will they
impact modern culture, but it will also
keep them in church during those crucial
years when they are making choices that
will affect the rest of their lives.
Diana K. Williams holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in environmental studies
and biology from Ohio Northern Univer-
sity. She worked as an environmental sci-
entist protecting rivers, lakes and estuaries
in Pennsylvania and Florida for 14 years
before transitioning to science writing full-
time in 2012. You can find out more about
her and her writing at www.DianaK
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- 1943, Scientist Extraordinaire, Man of Faith,
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2. Glenn Clark, The Man Who Talks with the Flowers, 21-22.
3. Tuskegee University, Carver Peanut Products.
ucts.aspx (last accessed July 28, 2014).
4. Glenn Clark, The Man Who Talks with the Flowers (Minneapolis: Macalester Park Publishing,
5. Glenn Clark, The Man Who Talks with the Flowers, 17-18.
If you have a child with an affinity for science, George Washington Carver is
proof that he or she does not have to separate their faith from their work, but
rather can use one to fuel the other and benefit mankind.