Places don’t get much more “Fundie” than Bob Jones University, and luckily for us they have a huge publishing arm that churns out textbooks and curriculum for Christian schools. The picture above is a scanned picture of a page from their 4th grade science textbook, appropriately named Science 4.
“So you wanna know how electricity works, kid? Well, too bad- it’s a mystery. Here’s a Bible verse about lightning instead.”
The publisher acknowledged the “debate” around this particular page and defended himself on the BJU Press Website over here.
What do you think? Is this a satisfactory way to teach 4th graders about science, or is this another example of the religious “dumbing down” of science?