Science is usually taught in one of two ways. The spiral approach has students survey many topics each year, eventually revisiting previously-studied topics to go into more depth. The immersion approach spends an entire semester (or year) on one subject, covering it in depth. In this seminar, Dr. Wile discusses a different method for teaching science in the elementary years: covering science topics chronologically. Science was learned in a chronological sequence as early scientists developed ideas that were tested and improved by later scientists. Teaching science this way has several advantages, which Dr. Wile will discuss.

Dr. Jay Wile holds an earned PhD in nuclear chemistry and a BS in chemistry from the University of Rochester. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching and is an internationally-known speaker and has presented lectures on the topics of nuclear chemistry, Christian apologetics, homeschooling and creation vs. evolution in several countries. He is best known for his award-winning K-12 science textbooks designed specifically for the homeschool. Dr. Wile and his wife of more than 30 years, Kathleen, homeschooled their daughter, Dawn, from the time they adopted her until she graduated high school. Dawn is a Butler University graduate and owns a speciality shipping company (Paws Logistics) with her husband, James. You can learn about Dr. Wile’s curriculum at

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