Friday, June 8, 2012

I Will Answer You - VBS Day 5

Today's bible story is from:
God answers the prayers of Paul and Silas.

Whatever Paul and Silas prayed for, God heard and answered those prayers.  When we accept God’s promise to answer us, we will pray in good times and in bad, knowing that he will hear and answer.  And in that faith, we too can rejoice and praise God in any situation.

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

God wants us to stick to Him like iron to a magnet.
Have paperclip climb up a ladder.
Rescue a paperclip from a glass of water without getting wet.
Make a chain by using just magnetism to hold paperclips together.

demonstrate the poles – opposites attract
find the north pole by suspending a magnet by thread

make an electromagnet.  Show that it has the same properties as a natural magnet, but only as long as it has battery power.

magnetic fields can be affected by metals thataren’t magnetic, too.  show the 2 balls (one magnet, the other a steel ball.  show that neither sticks to the aluminum pipe. (See if a roll of aluminum foil from the grocery store works!)  drop them individually down a PVC pipe.  Drop the steel ball down the aluminum pipe.  Now drop the magnet down the aluminum pipe.
The falling magnet causes the electrons in the metal tube (which is a conductor of electricity) to move around in a circular, eddy-like current).  Eddy currents have their own magnetic field that opposes the field of the magnet, slowing it down.

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