Static Shock!

Opposites attract.
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Key point: God continually draws us to Him.

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Experiment

Static Shock!

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Instructions for parents:

This is an opportunity for kids to explore learning how to learn.

Concepts such as Observation, Ponder, Imagine, and Hypothesize (Think) are some tools that help to understand the wonderful world around us. 

It is best to prepare the materials beforehand and set up the learning environment. The area should be free from distractions and safety is of utmost importance. 

For the balloon chemistry experiment, all you need are:

  • Paper cut outs
  • Balloon
  • Wool

Steps:

  1. Rub the inflated balloon on wool several times.
  2. You can also try rubbing the inflated balloon on your hair.
  3. Bring the balloon close to the paper cut outs. 
  4. If enough static charge has been built on the ballon's surface, the paper cutouts should be attracted to the balloon's surface.

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Why did this happen?

When rubbing the inflated balloon on wool or on your hair several times, electrons from the surface are carried onto the balloon, making it negatively charged. This makes positive charges of the paper cut outs jump onto the negatively charged balloon.

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Bible Lesson:

“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?” Matthew 2:2

They asked an important question.

“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?” Matthew 2:2

They searched until they found their answer.

“After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.” Matthew 2:9

They walked through the door that was opened to them.

“And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2:11

Read the story of Jesus calming the storm and the sea in Mark 4.35-41

  • Have you ever stopped to think that one reason the wise men ended up in the presence of Jesus, witnessing His Majesty before their very eyes, was because they did three of the very things that Jesus one day would tell people to do when they are looking for something?
  • If we identify just three of the wise words Jesus said in His life, they are:
  1. Ask
  2. Seek
  3. Knock

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Key words:

  • Curiosity
  • Simplicity
  • Trust
  • Ask
  • Seek
  • Knock