Okay, so sometimes I come up with stupid ideas. The types of ideas you would never do in a Sunday School class, but would be a fun lesson in a private Christian school or as part of your homeschool. That’s how I came up with Noah’s ark science lesson.
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Noah’s ark science lesson supplies
I’ve got an instruction card in the Noah’s ark unit that is easily filed in an index card box.
Are you ready for this awesome Noah’s ark science lesson?
Basically, challenge kids to fold the aluminum foil into a boat-like shape. You can make your challenge however you want, but I’ll give you the warning that the fewer pieces your aluminum foil is in, the better your boat will hold up.
But, that’s part of the point. You want kids to experiment and figure out what works. This is one of those cool counter-intuitive things where aluminum foil, which is a ridiculously light material can hold up insanely well and as I discovered when making my sample to take pictures of. Can actually hold more animals than my boat can actually hold and not sink.
Which was kind of a funny side effect I was not really expecting.
Like I tried to get a picture where it sank, and it never really did.
Just goes to show, how sturdy a simple box can be.
Back when my kids were little, we did a similar science project with adding pennies to a bridge until it collapsed, and that also took way more pennies than I thought it would.
This is ridiculously simple, and since my kids are not so inclined to be filmed, I don’t have hilarious commentary from them as things go wrong, like I did when I created Croatian nut bread almost 10 years ago.
Oh well, it’s still a fun project, and one I loved adding into the Noah’s ark unit.
So, enjoy this ridiculous Noah’s ark science lesson.
Slightly less silly Bible lessons
While this is super silly, but fun Bible lesson, here are some slightly more serious ideas to try.