Our favorite resources for teaching the origins of the universe

This spring we are diving into the study of Origins, and we have compiled a list of our favorite resources to share with you!

Of course, our favorite hands-on resource is our 5-week Origins Bundle. If you’re new to us, our science bundles include a Parent Guide chock full of discussion starters to help you guide the conversation, scientific background to read aloud, connections to Scripture, along with instructions for fun, and easily achievable, hands-on projects. Our bundles also include Student Lab Notebook, where students can hypothesize, record data, and interact with Scripture.

This is easily the most cost-effective resource, since our 5-week bundle includes everything you will need for a meaningful dive into Origins for just $1.25 per week!

Here are some of the other general Origins resources that we love! Our 5-week Origins Bundle includes additional resource ideas that match-up specifically with each week for additional help!

Books

“It Couldn’t Just Happen: Knowing the Truth about God’s Awesome Creation,” by Lawrence Richards. Note: If you’re going to buy just one book on this topic to explore with your children, this should be it. Explanations of all arguments are clearly laid out, including both New Earth and Old Earth explanations for Creation, along with mainstream scientific theory. 

“Indescribable: 100 devotions for kids about God and Science,” by Louis Giglo points out the specific wonders of creation in a vivid and digestible manner. Giglo also has a second volume titled, “How Great is Our God.” 

“Destination Moon: The Spiritual and Scientific Voyage of the Eighth Man to Walk on the Moon,” by James Irwin

“The Work of His Hands: A View of God’s Creation from Space,” by Jeffery Williams

“Dinosaurs Unleashed,” by Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons, an Apologetics Press publication that teaches a Young Earth theology that the dinosaurs and man lived at the same time. 

“Dinosaurs by Design,” a MasterBooks publication

“Guide to Dinosaurs,” an Institute for Creation Research publication

“Dinosaurs for Little Kids: Where Did They Go?” by Ken Ham

“More than Meets the Eye: Fascinating Glimpses of God’s Power and Design,” by Richard Swenson

“Acts and Facts,” this free monthly magazine subscription is published by the Institute for Creation Research. 

“Evidence for Creation,” by Tom DeRosa

“God Made Dinosaurs,” by Heno Head Jr. 

Organizations

Answers in Genesis, answersingenesis.org 

Apologetics Press, apologeticspress.org 

Institute for Creation Research, icr.org 

Creation Research Society, creationresearch.org

Discovery Institute, discovery.org

Audio

The Institute for Creation Research offers a podcast detailing specific evidences of divine design. Each podcast is about 15 minutes long. One option would be to play one of these audio tracks while your students are building their dioramas. https://www.icr.org/article/scientific-evidence-divine-design-podcast 

Jonathan Park’s audio Adventure series, jonathanpark.com

Videos

“I Dig Dinosaurs: Buddy Davis’ Amazing Adventures,” Answers in Genesis DVD series. 

“Explore the John Day Fossil Beds with Noah Justice,” DVD series published by MasterBooks

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