What can you do with a class of 10- to 12-year-olds, commonly called tweeners? For those who have to deal with them in a Bible school or home school setting — they can be challenging.
But wait, don’t give up! Here is some fun stuff that will really shake them up and teach them science and the Bible at the same time! David C. Cook Publishing has created a book full of fun experiments that can hold the attention of these kids while teaching them very important lessons.
This book contains 27 fun experiments. That’s enough for 6 months of excitement for a group that meets once a week! Each experiment teaches science facts, and strong Bible principles. There are 10 experiments/object lessons on The Nature God, 8 on Our Relationship with God, and 9 on Our Relationship with Others.
The demonstrations/experiments in this book use everyday items and simple instructions. Each includes a Lab Results section to help you draw kids beyond the object lesson and into a deeper understanding of Scripture. The goal for each activity is clearly outlined. Each activity has a Beyond the Laboratory reproducible handout for the kids to explore what they have observed.
Some experiments promote creative thinking and some are silly but all are fun and demand a deeper attention to the Bible. The purpose is to prompt kids to consider biblical principles in fresh, new ways and give teachers a tool to teach tweens God’s word while teaching them about God’s world.
Paperback, 120 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, with pages that can be reproduced for handouts
Written by Caroline Ferdinandsen