Measuring Volume

Scripture: 2 Kings 4:8-6:7

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God sometimes asks us to do things that don’t make sense to us.
  • Students will learn we need to trust God knows what is best for us even if we don’t understand what is happening.
  • Students will learn even though we have free choice, God expects us to obey Him, even if we don’t like what He has told us to do.
  • Students will learn how to measure volume.

Guiding Question: How can students learn to measure volume?

Materials: Various sized containers

Procedure: Review the story of Naaman from the scriptures above. Tell the students that after Naaman washed, his skin was clear of leprosy. Explain that sometimes God may ask us to do things that don’t make sense to us, but He still asks us to obey him. God knows things we cannot know or understand which is why the Bible says some things about God are mysteries. We don’t always have to understand God to obey God but we need to believe God knows what is best for us and obey Him. 

Introduce the activity. What if Naaman had washed in a pool instead of a river? Bring in various sized containers to represent various sized pools. Teach students how to find the volume of water in a container, then have them measure the various containers and find the volume needed to fill it.

Additional Questions: How can students apply knowledge of volume?

Supplemental Activity: Have students draw out homes and backyards of different sizes. The students will need to draw out a pool in the backyard of a certain volume that is appropriate for that size backyard.

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