This experiment is taken from the excelent book Science & the Bible Volume 3.
Theme: God blesses us beyond our imagination
Bible Verse: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us – Ephesians 3:20
Materials Used: Bag of cotton balls, small glass filled to ¼” of the top with water
Lesson: It may be natural for us to think that God’s power even though it’s great is limited. We get tired, so we may think that God also gets tired. Maybe that’s why some people think that it took longer than one week to create the word. God is so powerful, that he could have made the world in less than one second. In Genesis, we find out that God created the world in six real days. God can still do more that we can ask or think so we should be bold in praying to God. Through Christ, God’s power is also in us.
Illustration: We illustrated what seemed impossible by guessing how many cotton balls we could add to an almost full glass of water without spilling any of the water. Then to test our guess, we added the cotton balls one by one and counted how many fit in the glass.
As the large number of cotton balls that fit was unexpected, we may also be surprised at God’s abundant daily blessings
The children in my class guessed that between 5 and 10 cotton balls would fit in each of their glasses (I gave one glass to every two kids). We found that more than 50 cotton balls fit into the glasses before they begin to spill cotton balls or water or break their coffee cups.