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Evidence for Creation Sessions

Each Evidence for Creation Session lasts approximately 45 minutes and can be used for home group Bible study or as a whole church event. Schools have the option of an extended course; each topic listed, usually takes 5 weeks to teach, as we explore the science in more detail. These lessons are carefully planned to suit the age group and session content is linked to ACE and the National Curriculum. More details can be found by contacting us about your specific science teaching needs.

Session1: Is all science the same?
In this session we look at how modern experimental science operates and contrast that with the type of science that seeks to understand the past history of our planet. This session will help participants evaluate the validity of claims made by scientists.
Experiment - A red cabbage indicator is used to explore the pH of various household substances.

Session 2: Rocks.
This session studies the Genesis account of Creation and The Flood and suggests that the thick layers of sedimentary rock seen all over the Earth could have been deposited very rapidly in contrast to the traditional idea of rocks taking millions of years to form. Examples of recent catastrophic geology are used to support this argument.
Experiment - Sedimentation jars are used to show how sediment self sorts into layers and there are lots of rock samples to look at through hand lenses.

Session 3: Fossils
This talk follows on from the previous session on rocks and introduces the idea that fossils need special conditions to form. The fact that the Earth has millions of fossils buried in sedimentary rock suggests that these fossils could have been laid down during the Genesis flood supporting the Bible account of the mass extinction of all land breathing animals.
Experiment - Participants use plaster of paris to simulate fossil formation and there are lots of different fossils to examine and identify.

Session 4: How Old is the Earth?
There is a great deal of evidence that contradicts the current claim that the Earth is millions of years old. Some of these ideas are presented as evidence for a young Earth and the limitations of radiometric dating explored.
No experiment with this talk although for schools, the process of radioactive decay is modelled and the characteristic decay curve is plotted and half life calculated. ( KS4 only)

Session 5: How did life begin?
The complexity of the cell was unknown in Darwin's day and the origin of life remains a real problem for modern science; scientists still do not know how life began. The probability of life starting from a random combination of chemicals is examined and the wonders of the DNA molecule explored.
Experiment - An exciting experiment to extract the DNA from various fruits.

Session 6: A Critical look at the Theory of Evolution.
The theory of evolution is contrasted with the theory of Natural Selection. Random mutation as a mechanism for change is critically considered and the challenge of evolving complex biological systems is discussed. The need for long ages together with examples of stasis in the fossil record is also explored. Optional experiment: heart dissection.

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