Adventist Adventurer Awards/Geologist
Describe a Geologist and his/her work.[edit | edit source]
A person studying the formation and origin of the earth’s layers.
Recite a text in the Bible telling about rocks or minerals. Tell a Bible story where rocks or stones were used.[edit | edit source]
Help children to use a concordance and look up the words: stones and rocks. Revelation 21 tells of the stones used in the New Jerusalem. Encourage the use of different Bible stories.
Psalm 18:2 ESV[edit | edit source]
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
“Gold or glass cannot equal it,
Nor can it be exchanged for articles of fine gold.
Enoch with rock and Pebbles
David and Goliath
Water from a rock
Experiment with soil, sand, gravel, rocks and water. OR Make a crystal garden.[edit | edit source]
Place sand, soil, gravel, rocks, and water in a quart jar and gently shake it. Let it stand for one hour and observe. Layers are called sedimentary rocks. OR grow a crystal garden. Wet several large chunks of rock thoroughly. Arrange rocks on the bottom of a large glass bowl. Pour over the rocks four tablespoons (1/4 cup) of water. Add four tablespoons (1/4 cup) liquid laundry bluing. Hold your nose and add four tablespoons ammonia. Sprinkle four tablespoons of salt evenly all over the rocks. Put a few drops of food coloring and a few drops of bluing on one or two rocks. In about three days add a mixture of two tablespoons water and two tablespoons ammonia and very carefully pour it into a puddle in the bowl. (If you pour it directly on the crystals you will melt them). Keep adding this water and ammonia mixture every few days.
Collect and display five different types of rocks. Identify and label them.[edit | edit source]
Bring a collection of rocks and minerals to share with your group. Show children how to neatly label and display the ones they find and ways to store them.
1. Igneous rocks
Read together Revelation 21.[edit | edit source]
A New Heaven and a New Earth[edit | edit source]
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb[edit | edit source]
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[c] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits[d] thick.[e] 18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.[f] 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.