Adventist Adventurer Awards/Tin Can Fun

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Tin Can Fun

What is the earliest known use of tin and how is it used today?[edit | edit source]

The earliest known use of tin was around 3500 B.C. where the people of Ur (now Iraq) made bronze articles. Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper. Today, tin is used mainly in the production of "tin plate," which is steel coated on both sides with an extremely thin film of tin. Tin cans are made of "tin plate."

Play "Mystery Can Fun" game.[edit | edit source]

Keep a record of how many cans your family uses this next week.[edit | edit source]

How were things preseved in Jesus' day?[edit | edit source]

As the authors explain, "In biblical times, most foods would have been parboiled in cauldrons or cooked in clay pots over an open fire, fried on hot stones or hard earth with coals set on top, or baked in makeshift ovens.

How was tin used in Bible times?[edit | edit source]

Tin is mentioned a handful of times in the Bible (see Numbers 31:22; Isaiah 1:25; Ezekiel 22:18). And the Bible has numerous references to bronze, an alloy that combines copper with tin, creating a metal that was widely used in ancient construction, decoration, weapons and tools

Make a telephone or stilts with tin cans.[edit | edit source]

Bring three cans of food to donate.[edit | edit source]