Thursday, July 28, 2022

Science Project - Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction!

Today I want to share a fun popsicle stick science project I shared a few years ago on one of my other blogs, About the Children's Department - at the time I taught a Sunday School class of first graders - almost all boys, so whenever I was able to add in a science project the boys not only LOVED it, but they listened and really did get the point because I tied the project in with the lesson. 

So, I'm going to the store today to get the popsicle/craft sticks so my grandsons can help me figure out how to do this fun experiment  which I found on-line. This project uses popsicle sticks - LOTS of popsicle sticks. My grandsons LOVE science projects, so they had fun helping me learn how to do this!

Basically it works by setting the sticks on the table in a certain pattern - when they are "released" we were able to see first hand what a chain reaction looks like. In my lesson about Hannah I connected the project to how sadness "weaves" into our lives and causes a chain reaction of anger and bitterness which will "hold" us down, but when we turn to God, He causes this sadness to "release" and the result will be noticeable!

After our project I had kids each take a popsicle stick and write, "Talk to God" on one side and add a magnet strip to the other so they could take it home and remember to release their sadness to God like Hannah did!

I thought you might like to try this project with your grandchildren - just follow the link above and you'll see how to make this project work! Enjoy!

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