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Surface Tension Competition

Purpose:

A contest to see who can place the most drops of water on a coin.

Application:

Like the drops of water, the love of God first fills our hearts.   When this love begins to overflow, it will touch the lives of those we meet and talk to.

Materials Needed:

A small bright shiny coin.
A cup filled with water.
A saucer.
A medicine eye dropper (with a thin outlet nozzle).
A roll of paper towels.

Age Group:

Grades 3 - 8 (9 to 14 years).

 
Drops of water on a coin

Text:

1 John 2:5, "If anyone obeys Jesus' commands, God's love is truly made complete in Him".

 

The Competition:

We are going to have a contest to see how many drops of water can be placed on a coin without any falling off.  I will partially fill a medicine dropper with water.  Now practice using the dropper until you can let out drops one at a time by gradually squeezing the rubber bulb.

Now hold it vertically about 1 centimetre above the coin.  Count the drops as you drop them onto the coin and watch as the water builds up.  The surface tension eventually will break causing the water to spill off the coin.  How many drops did you count?

Now let's dry the coin and let someone else have a turn.  We want to find our Drip-Drop Champion!

Application:

Every day we experience Godís love, mercy and care for us in the way He guides and protects us.  We have God's blessing on our lives and we can talk to Him at any time.  He puts joy into our hearts so that we can thank and praise Him for His goodness and for our family and friends.

If we try to obey and please Jesus in everything we do, then we will experience more and more of God's love.  Romans 5:5 says that God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.  When this love begins to overflow, God's love will touch the lives of those we meet and talk to.

Is God's love in your heart?  If not, make sure that you ask Jesus to come and live in your heart!

God bless.

 

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