Science Object Lesson: Relying on God’s Power

Teaching Techniques / The Basics //

Supplies – Raisins , Two clear drinking glasses , New soda pop , Flat soda pop

Pour the new can of soda into one glass.
Pour the flat soda into the other glass.

Let the kids take turns dropping raisins into
the glasses and observing what happens.

The glass of flat soda should make the
raisins drop to the bottom. The glass of
new soda should make the raisins rise and
fall, almost slow dancing. (Be careful to
not add too many raisins to the carbonated
glass. They tend to not rise and fall as
well when there is a lot.)
The two glasses represent a person
relying on God’s power and a person
relying on his own power. Which one is

Object lesson can be found in the Kaboom Curriculum .

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.

Psalm 147:5





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Dienna Goscha is Innovations Pastor at Prairie Oak Community Church in Andover, Minnesota where she gets to daily dream and implement creative ideas. She is also the owner and author of River’s Edge Curriculum, a kid’s ministry resource provider. Dienna can be contacted at or through her website at