- Have any of you had a chance to look at a drop of water under a microscope? What did you see? (Give preteens an opportunity to share if anyone has had this experience.)
We may look at a drop of crystal clear water and think that’s all there is to see, but, in reality, there are all sorts of things going on.
Share the following video clip with your students [2:30]:
The Invisible World
- What stood out to you about the microbes? (Students may comment on how each one was different, how they looked alive, how they were colorful and interesting, some look like flowers, how amazing it is that those are in a water drop yet we can’t see them, etc.)
- What are some other things that we know are there but we can’t see? (Students may mention electricity—even though we see it in the form of lightning, it normally flows through wires without being seen; air—we see the effects of air and wind but not air itself; microwaves that make wi-fi work; magnetic waves that make a compass point north; gravitational waves that cause high and low tide, etc.)
God created an amazing world where a lot of things take place that we have to accept without being able to see visible evidence. Today we’re going to talk about something else we can’t see but means more to us than anything else—let’s see what the Bible has to say.