Wednesday, June 11, 2014

VBS: Day 3 Power Transfer

I've been looking forward to this day for quite some time!

Today is the day that we present the Good News that Jesus died for us.

For the wages of sin to be paid, there must be a death.  Not just an appearance of death, but a real death. Jesus REALLY died.  And then was raised from death with great power.  We have access to that power:  it is transferred to us.

Our science illustration for that transfer of power employs an instrument of death:  the dreaded mousetrap!

There is tremendous power in that spring.  What else can it be used for?  Powering a car, of course.  Transfer that power to the axle and watch it go.

We demonstrated 2 models in our Mad Science lab today.  One used the same wheels and axles that our RA's have used on their CO2 racers. For the 2nd model I used old CDs for the wheels.  Both models work really well.  One is faster, the other goes farther.

If you want to build your own, here is a link to a simple model using cardboard wheels.

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