Bet your friends you can make an egg float...and win!
Object Lesson: Sometimes we are too busy for God...we get bogged down with the worries of life and
God gets pushed out (like this egg)...but He's always there waiting to spend time with you.
Supplies: Empty glasses, eggs, water, salt, and a tea spoon.
Steps: Fill both glasses with water. Place an egg in both glasses and watch them sink. Now choose one
glass and begin adding a teaspoon of salt at a time until the egg floats. An amazing stunt!
Now take both eggs out and remember with glass had the salt in it. Invite a friend to guess if the egg will
sink or float...whichever he chooses give him the glass that does the opposite! Now comes the fun part:
just for fun spin your egg and shake it...(then your friend thinks this has something to do with it...!) Finally
drop your egg in your glass and it does float! (you can make it do either...just pick the right glass!)
Secret: Fresh water weighs less than salt water. (that makes sense because adding salt to water would
make it weigh more).
When you add salt to the water you are increasing the "density" of the water...the molecules are getting
packed tighter and tighter together...the tighter they get the more difficult for something to sink thru this
dense salt water: and all this salt causes the egg to float!
Try it in real life: Next time you're near Salt Water (like the Dead Sea) see if you'll float or sink!
Object Lesson: Sometimes we are too busy for God...we get
bogged down with the worries of life and God gets pushed out
(like this egg)...but He's always there waiting to spend time with
you. Spend some time in prayer, the Word, Church, and serving
Memorize: Romans 12:2
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good
and acceptable and perfect will of God. NKJV
Based on "Genesis for Kids" by Robert Stevenson and Doug Lambier. Tommy Nelson Publishing. Photos
from Experiland, Young Engineers Club, and Google.
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"Making Creation Splat~tacular!"