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Science Projects

Four Creation-Based Science Projects

Fossils: Proof Of The Global Flood

What you need for the experiment:
seashells, chicken bones, twigs, leaves, etc. (to make fossils from)
an aluminum pie or baking pan
non-hardening modeling clay
a mixing bowl
mixing stick
toothpicks or an old toothbrush
3 cups (750 ml) plaster of Paris
2 cups (500 ml) water

What you do: Cover the bottom of the aluminum pan with a one-half inch deep layer of modeling clay. Mix the plaster of Paris and water in the mixing bowl. Firmly press the future fossils into the clay and remove them. Pour the mixture over the clay. After allowing time for the mixture to dry, remove the pan and carefully scrape away the clay. Employ the toothbrush or the toothpicks to remove clay from cracks and small areas.

What are the results of the experiment?
You have demonstrated the formation of fossils. The mixture represents the minerals which replace original matter and form fossils.

Fossils must be buried quickly to be preserved. Otherwise they rot or get eaten by scavengers. Over time the original plant or animal matter is replaced by minerals in ground water. For a great science project research and discuss fossil graveyards; fossils found in the "wrong" evolutionary strata layer; the lack of the mythical geologic column (by which old earth dates are attained); and that these facts all support the global flood.

Talk about being without excuse for not believing in the global flood!

The Miracle Of Water

What you need for the experiment:
one plastic water or milk container & lid
duct tape
a freezer
water

What you do:
Fill the empty container all the way to the top with water. Tightly place the lid on. Use duct tape to tape over the lid. Place the container in the freezer for 24 hours. After 24 hours remove the container of ice.

What are the results of the experiment?
Thanks to water expanding as it freezes, the container will have burst.

Solid (ice is a solid) proof that water expands as it freezes. Most substances contract as they freeze, becoming denser and heavier than they are in their unfrozen state. However, water expands as it freezes, becoming less dense and lighter than warmer water.

Without this miracle of design, life on earth would be impossible. If ice in lakes or rivers sank to the bottom, more of that body of water would get exposed to the surface and freeze until the entire body of water were frozen solid. This would kill all fish-type life. By floating to the surface, ice insulates the rest of the body of water, preserving life. For a great science project research and discuss the plusses of water expanding as well as the possible negative effects if water contracted.

Talk about Intelligent Biblical Design!

The Miracle We Call A Cell

What you need for the experiment:
an egg
vinegar
a glass large enough to hold the egg, covered in vinegar
a large spoon
a plastic pot scrubber

What you do:
Put the egg in the glass and pour in the vinegar until the egg is covered. Leave the egg covered in vinegar for 24 to 30 hours. Once the time has passed, CAREFULLY lift the egg out of the glass with the spoon. The shell should be soft to the touch. If hard shell still remains, place back in the vinegar for 2 more hours. Take the pot scrubber and very GENTLY scrub the soft shell off the egg. The shell should easily scrub away. Rinse the egg off with cold water.

What are the results of the experiment?
You now have a model of an animal's cell. The yolk represents the nucleus. The egg white represents the cytoplasm. The shell represents the membrane of the cell.

All living things are made up of cells. The "simplest" living things are single-celled creatures. However the cell exhibits immense complexity and design. For an outstanding science project research and discuss the Law of Biogenesis, the complexity of DNA (found in the nucleus), osmosis, and the functions of the parts named here.

Talk about Intelligent Biblical Design!

The Miracle We Call A Feather

What you need for the experiment:
a large wing flight feather (find one at a hobby store or on the ground at a park where ducks live)
a tack or small nail
a wooden stick
a clay base
a portable hair dryer

What you do:
Tack or nail the feather to the stick with the shorter barbs pointing down. Ensure that the feather can swivel around on the nail/tack. Push the stick into the clay base. Use the hair dryer to blow air toward the feather from different angles.

Drawing from: Vertebrate Life; FH Pough, CM Janis, JB Heiser; Prentice Hall; 2002; page 425

What are the results of the experiment?
You now have a working model of how a feather aids flight. When the air moves over the feather, in the normal position, it will lift upward.

The instructions to form a bird's feather are found in their DNA. This information is different from genetic information which forms fingernails on people or scales on snakes. Feathers are extremely complex. For a great Science project research and discuss the extreme complexity of the feather's structure, various types of fliers (birds, insects, mammals, reptiles); the DNA Code Barrier; and the mathematical impossibility of these different kinds of flying motions "evolving" by random chance.

Talk about Intelligent Biblical Design!

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