Resources for schools
Test of Faith: Science and religion meet
The Test of FAITH film explores the relationship between science and religion, and the generally perceived idea that they are in conflict. Scientist believers discuss how they fit their faith and professional science work together.
Based on the film, the materials for schools have been developed by the Stapleford Centre, and are aimed at UK based GCSE and A level groups who are exploring the relationship between science and religion within the exam syllabus.
Each session includes background information to help the teacher in exploring this difficult but exciting part of the RE syllabus, discussion ideas to use in the classroom, photocopiable worksheets, and activities at a range of levels, including stretching extension activities. More information.
Topics: creationism, evolution, origins of the universe and the problems of evil and suffering.
Sample clip of the film:
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Test of FAITH: LIVE!
This is an exciting series of events to engage young people in a positive dialogue on science and Christianity, led by Chip Kendall, former lead singer of thebandwithnoname, with DJ Galactus Jack. The events are suitable for either a school or youth event setting, and include music, video, live science experiments, a short talk from a scientist provided by the Test of FAITH project, and Q&A time. For youth events we also include sketches from the In Yer Face theatre group. If you are interested in hosting Test of FAITH: LIVE! at your school or youth event, please contact email@example.com for details. Flier for youth events here (pdf, 500kb).
There is no Test of FAITH material for younger pupils, but we can recommend the Wonder Project, (Key Stage 2-3), and Faraday Schools (Key Stage 3-5).
Materials developed by The Stapleford Centre
, ideal for the UK GCSE and A level RE and Philosophy syllabus.