Alternative Electricity

Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn Jesus will return to earth one day to take people to Heaven.
  • Students will learn no one knows when Jesus will come back.
  • Students will learn we should always follow, worship and obey God so we will be ready when Jesus comes back.
  • Students will learn how to make electricity with food items.

Guiding Question: What are alternative sources for electricity and how are they made?

Materials: Will vary depending on the experiment you choose

Procedure: Review the story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids. Explain that life was very different in the time of Jesus. Explain to students that this is yet another parable of Jesus. That means there is another, deeper meaning to the story. Ask students if they can explain that deeper meaning in their own words. (Add or correct any necessary information.) Ask students to list the things they think we need to do to be ready for Jesus to come back. (Make sure baptism/becoming a Christian is included in the list.) Tell students there are several things they need to do regularly – preferably every day – in order to be ready. They need to read their Bibles, so they know what God wants from them and for them, and they need to pray.

Introduce the activity. Explain that instead of oil lamps, we now use flashlights and lanterns when we don’t have electricity. Explain that we can use things other than actual batteries to make a small light work. Engage in one of the experiments listed below:

Additional Questions: How can coins be used to produce power?

Supplemental Activity: Complete the following experiment:

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