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Giving Thanks for Science

November 23, 2022 2 min read

Science Shepherd Homeschool Curriculum Happy Thanksgiving banner with pumpkins and leaves.

Grateful for Discovery

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you and yours are getting to enjoy a day focused on giving thanks to the Lord. The Science Shepherd crew has a lot to thank Him for, including the opportunity to use our varied skills to help students and families learn science in a way that honors God the Creator, is enjoyable and prepares them to serve Him well. Thank you for letting us be a part of your education journey!

But our thanksgiving today doesn't need to be limited to the food, shelter and liberties God has provided us. Studying science opens the door to a world full of things worthy of giving thanks for. From astronomy with the stars, planets and wonders of the cosmos to zoology with animals like the toco toucan that showcase God’s creativity, there is so much to learn and wonder over. And when we look at the history of scientific discovery, we see so many advances that have made the world a better place for humankind or that deepen our awe over the work of our Creator. We can't help but give thanks!

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:8

We asked some of the Science Shepherd team to name a scientific discovery they are thankful for. Here's what they had to say!

Discovering how to make a transgenic organism so that we can make human insulin with bacteria rather than crushing pig or cow pancreases and getting it from there to treat diabetes.

Dr. Hardin, Author

The discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming that lead to most modern antibiotics.

Emma, #sciencetwin and Fulfillment Specialist

Dr. Fleming’s discovery that led to penicillin development. I can’t imagine not having antibiotics!

Terri, Co-Owner 

I’m thankful for Louis Pasteur’s experiment disproving spontaneous generation in 1859.

Kristen, Blog and Workbook Contributor

The ability to manipulate light using lenses for glasses, contacts, telescopes and microscopes.

Bill, Director of Marketing & Development

We hope you'll take some time today to reflect on the advances made through science and give thanks to God.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Science Shepherd