Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Gift From God: SOIL

This is a story written in purpose of teaching students in grade 2 about soil during my second practicum at SoliDEO Christian school. I was praying and God gave me His wisdom to write this story according to Genesis 1 and a Science textbook for grade 2. I really pray and hope this story could be a true knowledge that shows faith in God, and build students' godly character.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. On the third day, God separated the dry land and the seas. God saw that this was good. There are rocks and sands on the dry land. From the broken rocks, God made soil. So, in the ground, there are rocks, sands, and soils.

Then God said, "Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetations: plants yielding according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.

Far away in the ground, God made the water flows through soil so that the roots of all plants can absorb the water and the plants can grow. While the water flows through soil, the soil filters and cleans the water so it can be drank.

On the sixth day, God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creeping things, and [wild] beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. God placed worms and ants in the soil. He placed worms in the soil for the worms can makes tunnels that allow air to enter the soil and help the water flows.

From that day until today, soil is important for us. Soil is used for plants plants to grow, house and buildings to built on, filters and cleans the water.

After told the story, I gave a worksheet to the students. Almost every students (even the slowest student in the class) did the worksheet correctly 100%. That was God's work in me!

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