Sneak Peek: 12 Days of Science
Looking for a gift idea for your children or grandchildren? How about sharing in the gift of doing science together as you celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas leading to Epiphany?
We've organized a new family-friendly activity ... the 12 Days of Science. You and your loved ones can enjoy these daily STEAM activities to celebrate each of the 12 days of Christmas beginning on December 26th.
You are invited to an interactive preview of several of the 12 Days of Science activities as well as an opportunity to order the full set of activity cards and materials. In addition to the hands-on preview, we will be sharing some tips and strategies for enjoying these hands-on STEAM activities with your family or students.
This special event will be from 10am-12pm on Saturday, December 5th at the Wright Building at the Living Hope Bryan campus at 2500 South College Ave in Bryan, Texas. As an indoor event, spaces are limited to ensure proper social distancing.
Please click on the image to register by December 2nd to secure your seat.
Have you ever wondered about electricity? Electricity is an invisible flow of charged particles that are capable of some pretty amazing things. The word electricity may draw your mind to wonder about the complex circuits and electrical systems powering the device you are using right now. You might think about the amazing power of lightning bolts darting across a stormy sky. You might even think about the relief of a small child turning on a light switch to scare away the unknown in a darkened room.
In each of these examples, charged particles move from a power source along a path that gives light to the light bulb, the phone screen, or computer display. This complete path is essential for the flow of electricity to make a noticeable difference in whether a circuit works or not. As my children learned in making their foldable paper house circuit, even the smallest break in the circuit's path will lead to confusion, disappointment, and frustration.
Isaiah 59:1-2 says, "Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. I believe this truth points to a break in the path between a Holy God and a separated people. We believe this separation is the result of clamoring after our own ways of thinking and doing, something the bible calls sin. There is a solution.
Hebrews 7:25 says, "Jesus is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them." Jesus intercedes, or closes the gap between God and man for those who put their trust and faith in Him. The next time you build an electrical circuit or turn on a light in a room, think about how important a complete path is and remember Jesus who intercedes on our behalf.
Tune in later this week for some first steps of faith you can introduce your family to as part of the next Craft Your Story bag ... a build-your-own kaleidoscope.
Winnie the Pooh and Science Too
Today marked the inaugural event for Science Between the Pages as our volunteers breathed new life into familiar stories from our friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Over 100 friends and family made their way in, around, and through science activities inspired by A.A. Milne's original stories about a bear named Pooh and his friends, Eeyore, Tigger, and Christopher Robin. Whether it was flying a kite with Christopher Robin, or learning about potential energy and springs with Tigger's tale, there was something for children of all ages at the Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley. Take a look at our resources page and you can see some of the fun activities we offered.
Dr. Kenneth Fleming uses this space to share how Science Between the Pages is supporting and impacting the way children and families explore the world around them.