Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Great Flood

We started a new book in Science this week, "Our planet Earth" We learned how there is much evidence on the Earth to support there was a world wide flood like mentioned in Genesis. The boys did a simple experiment to show how a flood sorts objects. We layered in a jar, sand,dirt,pebbles, rocks, and threw in some leaves and twigs. Then we added water. We shook the jar for about 30 seconds and then let the jar sit so things could settle. We observed that the heavier objects settled first and the lightest items settling later. This formed layers of different materials in the bottom of the jar. This is like the layers we see in sedimentary rock formations. The leaves and twigs that were buried illustrate how some of the plants and animals were buried during the Flood and became fossils.

The jar after we shook it.

The jar after the "flood" to show the different layers.

Pre Flood/ Pre Sin pictures on the Earth by Isaiah and Elijah

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