Rachael Yunis

Featured Speaker

Rachael Yunis is the science and math director at Apologia. She has advanced degrees in molecular genetics and developmental biology and biomedical ethics, over 10 years’ experience in molecular genetic research, and publications in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. Rachael is author of Exploring Creation with Earth Science and co-author of the Apologia textbook, Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology, 2nd edition.

Friday Session 1 ~ 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. E-24 A

Untroubled by Science

In the beginning, God created everything visible and invisible. And it was good. So why shouldn’t your science class be an untroubled journey of discovering God’s fingerprints in all creation? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to transform science from the preconceived notion of a book filled with facts and figures to be memorized for an exam into a lifelong tool of understanding. Take the sigh out of the thought of teaching science. Discover how to break down a curriculum, engage in meaningful and purposeful learning, and set your students up for a lifetime of success. Practical tips will help you stop the dread of teaching science. Don’t make science a requirement met for a transcript. You can capture your students’ minds and actually enjoy the journey!

Saturday Session 4 ~ 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. E-24 A

Conversation: The Art of Teaching Science ~ Chris Davidson, Roger Patterson, Dr. Marcus Ross, & Rachael Yunis

Ever dream of an afternoon of magnifying glasses, journaling, lab coats, goggles, and deep questions from smiling, inquisitive children–only to have a disaster in your kitchen and yet another “failed” experiment? Teaching science can be an eye-opening and exciting experience. It can also be overwhelming and intimidating! Join Rachael Yunis, Dr. Marcus Ross, and Roger Patterson as they discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that science education provides to your family. Find freedom to enjoy exploring science with your children!