Make Stalactites and Stalagmites

Make Stalactites and Stalagmites - Science Activity   Download PDF

Bible Lesson

We can be like stalactites and stalagmites too if we remember that Jesus gives us our strength. The more we grow as a Christian, the stronger we can be to resist sin. When we resist sin, we are an example to those around us of how wonderful Jesus is and how much He loves us. He is the one that gives us victory!

Look up these Bible verses and see how they apply to the activity:   1 John 5:4-5, Revelation 3:5, James 4:7

"He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength."

– Isaiah 40:29
Make Stalactites and Stalagmites

Items Needed:

  • Two jars
  • Water
  • Epsom salts
  • String
  • Small rocks or weight
  • Plate

Directions:

  1. Make a “cave” by filling your two jars with WARM water. Start adding Epsom salts until no more will dissolve in the water. Wet the string and tie a small weight to each end. Put one end in one jar and the other end in the other jar. Place a plate between the two jars and hang the string over the plate. Put it in a safe place.
  2. Check your “cave” at least once a day to see if anything is forming on the string.
  3. If you don’t know which way stalactites and stalagmites grow, here’s a hint to remember. Stalactites have to hold on tight to the ceiling of the cave and stalagmites have to be mighty to stand up on the floor of the cave.
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