Kids Korner

God’s Compass

BIBLE TRUTH

God will always lead you in the right direction.

 WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Psalm 32:8
New International Version (NIV)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

 HANDS-ON EXPERIMENT

Reversing Arrow

INGREDIENTS

  • Transparent Glass
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Piece of Paper
  • Water

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:  Fill the transparent glass with water.

STEP 2:  Using the black permanent marker, draw a horizontal arrow on the piece of paper.

STEP 3:  Place the piece of paper, with the horizontal arrow, behind the transparent glass, filled with water. Make sure the paper is touching the transparent glass of water and observe the horizontal arrow.

STEP 4:  Move the piece of paper, with the horizontal arrow, away from the transparent glass of water and observe the horizontal arrow. What are the effects of placing the piece of paper, with the horizontal arrow behind the transparent glass of water?

EXPLANATION 

As you move the piece of paper, with the horizontal arrow, away from the transparent glass of water, the arrow appears to reverse. The light is refracted as it passes through the transparent glass, the water, then through the back of the transparent glass, and finally through the air to the paper with the horizontal arrow. This refraction causes the horizontal arrow to appear as if it is reversed.

BIBLE CONNECTION

 Just as the arrow reverses as you move the piece of paper with the horizontal arrow away from the transparent glass, when you are headed in the wrong direction, God will always lead you in the right direction. If you allow God to lead you, you’ll never head in the wrong direction, and you’ll discover, He is better than any compass.

Jason Lindsey – STEM Certified Educator and Meteorologist
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