Lightlab is a book for children between ages 8 and 12 that teaches about the nature of light and Jesus as the light of the world. It consists of twelve lessons on the characteristics of light, with engaging hands-on activities and Bible studies..
Throughout the book, the ideas of light science and Christianity are sequential and build on the previous chapter to maintain continuity. Children will learn about light sources and its electromagnetic nature, the way it travels, reflection, refraction, the colors of light, and more.
The Bible studies revolve around God as the Creator and His plan for mankind through Christ Jesus. They emphasize the importance of reading God’s Word to know who He is and how He wants us to live.
The two feature scientists in Lightlab are Michael Faraday (the greatest experimentalist) and James Clark Maxwell (the Father of Modern Optics). Some of their scientific contributions and examples of their deep faith in Christ are mentioned (Chapters Two, Seven, Eleven, Twelve) with the hope of inspiring the readers that Science and faith can be reconciled.
“The book of nature, which we have to read, is written by the finger of God.” Faraday
“I think men of science as well as other men need to learn from Christ, and I think Christians whose minds are scientific are bound to study science that their view of the glory of God may be as extensive as their being is capable.” Maxwell
Read the book’s Introduction here (pdf) to learn more about its content.
Scroll down to view the activities of some clubs and events.
Lightlab Club #1 tested the lessons one final time before the book was published. Thank you Noah, Kellen, David, Jesse, Haley, Grace, Caroline and Evi !
Congratulations to Collin who won the 2nd Grade Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair in February 2018 !