Kids Advent Calendar: Day 24

This is the 24th day in my new kids advent calendar, An Experiment to RememberWe're using Christmas science activities to teach about Jesus!

Kids Advent Calendar

Lesson 24: Jesus Overcame the World

* mason jar or water bottle
* water
* food coloring
* baking soda
* bleach
* goggles

Step by Step Experiment:

1- Put on the safety goggles.

2- Fill the jar about 1/4 full with water. Add 1 DROP of food coloring and 1 teaspoon baking soda.

3- Add an equal amount of bleach as water, and gently stir. Watch the color change!

The Life of Jesus:

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."  -John 16:33

Jesus has overcome the world and its tribulations, just like the bleach overcame the food coloring.

How does this bring you good cheer and peace?

Science Explanation:

Food coloring has chromaphores in it that reflect color back to your eyes. The oxygen in bleach breaks apart the chromaphore molecules so they no longer reflect light. The baking soda makes it easier for the bleach to break apart the chromaphores.

This is the lesson for Day 24 (of 25) in An Experiment to Remember, a kids advent calendar that uses science object lessons to discuss the life and teachings of Jesus.

Learn more about An Experiment to Remember HERE!

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Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!