This Applied Engineering: Studies of God’s Design in Nature PLP contains materials for use with Made in Heaven, Champions of Invention, and Discovery of Design
Applied Engineering: Studies of God's Design in Nature
This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.
Made in Heaven
Science shamelessly steals from God’s creation, yet refuses to give God the glory!
Discover how the glow of a cat’s eyes innovates road reflectors, the naturally sticky inspirations for Velcro and barbed wire, as well as a fly’s ear, the lizard’s foot, the moth’s eye, and other natural examples are inspiring improvements and new technologies in our lives.
Engineers and inventors have long examined God’s creation to understand and copy complex, proven mechanics of design in the science known as biomimicry. Much of this inspiration is increasingly drawn from amazing aspects of nature, including insects to plants to man, in search of wisdom and insight. We are surrounded daily by scientific advancements that have become everyday items, simply because man is copying from God’s incredible creation, without acknowledging the Creator.
Champions of Invention
The great minds of the past are still with us today, in many ways. Individuals who explored the natural world hundreds and thousands of years ago have given us a treasure of knowledge in all the sciences.
In this exciting series from educator/author John Hudson Tiner, short biographies of the world’s most gifted thinkers will inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
Study the life of the “forgotten” inventor, Joseph Henry, whose exploration of electricity set the standard for later innovators. Find out how a personal tragedy paved the way for Samuel F.B. Morse to put aside his painting and develop the telegraph.
These valuable learning guides will give students accurate accounts of lives from the halls of science, and explain what those scientists believed about the world around them.
Discovery of Design
From the frontiers of scientific discovery, researchers are now taking design elements from the natural world and creating extraordinary breakthroughs that benefit our health, our quality of life, and our ability to communicate, and even help us work more efficiently. An exciting look at cutting-edge scientific advances, Discovery of Design highlights incredible examples that include:
- How things like batteries, human organ repair, microlenses, automotive engineering, paint, and even credit card security all have links to natural designs
- Innovations like solar panels in space unfurled using technology gleaned from beech tree leaves, and optic research rooted in the photonic properties of opal gemstones
- Current and future research from the fields of stealth technology, communications, cosmetics, nanotechnology, surveillance, and more!
Take a fantastic journey into the intersection of science and God’s blueprints for life — discovering answers to some of the most intricate challenges we face in a multi-purpose educational supplement.