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Master Guide Skills Development - Part 5

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Our following thank you so much for the many blessings that you've given us so generously Now we ask in a special way for your Holy Spirit to be with us made the people hear the things that you need them to hear not the things that I say and maybe we be a blessing to our kids as a result of having been at this camp meeting we ask this in the name. Ok So General George s. Patton said Never tell people how to do things tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity It's been more than one time where I've been surprised by the different ways you can accomplish the same thing. And kids are good at finding new ways that. The can be helpful to us we're going to start out talking a little bit about learning it involves taking in from information from the environment and processing it so it can be come a part of what we have to work with and a broad sense we want to learn to own a concept and long ago far away. As an example of this I got exposed to numbers and how to add and subtract Well fortunately if we keep them to small sizes I can do still do this. Let's go back a little the research has shown that matching teaching methods with the students preferred learning style increases the chances for that goal to be achieved this can be a challenge I'll be the 1st to admit it but I will also say it is very important come with me back in time 23 years ago our family moved from the state of Michigan to move to a from the state of Minnesota to Lansing Michigan for me to take a job. My wife's 1st job I had so we got here and we unloaded the van and. The trailer and took it back to you Hall and. Then on. I went to work and left my wife and 4 kids in this small duplex one half of it and my wife's 1st job besides figuring out where the pots and pans and stuff were was where my kids going to go to school and I am from a family of guys who are late bloomers some of us it just takes us a while to get going and also from a family we're the whole bunch of us have dyslexia 2 of my kids 2 of my boys have more than I do for those of you who aren't real familiar with this lexia This makes it possible for us to look at a word and see a totally different word we can look at numbers and see totally different numbers sometimes we rearrange them. And. At times it can make life quite interesting but. So. That throws. It is one of those things that can be handed down through the generations and we were able to figure out which side of my grandparents it came from which you know so we know it's on the Katy side and which is we still have to deal with it but the intensity of it frequently I'm on the lighter generation my dad had more than me and 2 of my sons have all up more than me one of them a lot more than the other. So we had to figure out my wife had to figure out where are my kids where are these kids going to go to school. And the oldest Well he he went to Lansing Community College the next oldest. He ended up going to and I forget the name of that but and I'm going to date myself what with my terminology but it was sort of a trade school high school the thing in Mason and so he started slurring things about how to become a machinist and how to weld and you working with his hand he was always good he is still good his hands but that's where he started out. And of then came the next one he was headed for 8th grade and so dad went and talked to us the local school Opal church school and. We had talked with them a little bit earlier when I had interviewed for my job and so we knew where it where the school was and all of this kind of good stuff and so we go back and. They're more than glad to take my daughter by my youngest son no way they did not want him they didn't want to they just weren't going to they did teachers didn't want to mess with somebody with this like see it so we know the reason not going there and there was another school another church down the road that was going to be opening up their school and so we went and talked with the teacher and lo and behold she had training in how to teach kids with this lexia and was willing to take the time to do it so that's where he enrolled and since they were starting up a school that was going to help him that's the church I moved my membership to. But anyway. That's why we got into learning styles so that's sort of off from that but yet it's not because different kids learn different ways and we were very blessed that number one the teachers who said they didn't want to mess with it just point said we don't want to mess with it and so we didn't have a disappointing experience with him there that I mean that would have been bad. So we moved on and and things progressed here we have somebody with a different learning disability after a hasty special education placement for behavior problems school officials were embarrassed to learn that Marty really did have a chance in his pants so ways of learning can be as different as the colors of the rainbow we have different personalities preferences and tastes and as parents teachers and people involved working with kids in clubs we need to learn these things and be aware of them how do you learn Well there are various instruments that can be used but also you can learn a lot just by observing them and once you know what kind of learner they are you can work on developing develop ways to do that I was at a investiture service this spring and there was one of the members of the Pathfinder club. Is developmentally disabled wideout he is developmentally disabled but one of the instructors there figured out how he learns and he is a very curious kid. He's got some very unique. Idiosyncrasies but she has learned how to work with him and. She puts together special worksheets to help him when they do honors and stuff and he had earned more honors than anybody else in the club and the others weren't doing bad he had an learn life twice as many more but he had 2 or 3 more than anybody else and I that's a credit to the teacher. So Howard Gardner is identified 7 distinct different intelligence and we don't have time to get into a big dissertation on all of those but let's just look at some of the different ways we have verbal learners they have a sense of t. of the t. to the meaning and sounds rhythms a word sometimes enjoy storytelling creative writing sometimes maybe they like poetry Maybe they like puzzles and riddles logical learners The enjoy the number games problem solving some of these things they like order and step by step directions and they these are the ones that we might ask questions in a logical manner it's interesting to. May date myself again but you already know that I'm not a spring chicken. So I can remember doing Bible 20 questions with kids when I was the adult and I found it interesting how some kids will narrow things down and others just go off in random directions where you know somebody will start is it from the New Testament. And you get a yes or a no and all of a sudden you've eliminated a whole bunch of the Bible you know. Logical People are going to be doing that kind of thing we have our visual learners. Now. They enjoy creating visual patterns in eventual stimulation. So let's talk briefly about that sometimes I have observed that when the looks like they're daydreaming they're just processing stuff in a different way we had a pastor who was very very visual and when he took notes he's got this sheet of paper and he's got stuff written all drawn all over it because that's how he thinks and it works great for him and when he gave us handouts at church of his sermon notes beforehand it made no sense at all to me none whatsoever but as he worked his way through it he explained it and oh Ok Ok And afterwards I was able to review the sermon looking at these drawings that he had done so I'm going to. If they appear to be daydreamers and some I'm probably are but some of them are just processing things differently. Musical learners enjoy playing instruments singing songs maybe drumming they like maybe they like the sound of the human voice instrumental sounds that some of them will learn easier if you put things to music. I can remember. One of my my youngest son the one with the dyslexia. When he was helping I think it was kids in the friend class work on learning a memory verse and they had a table of they were on he literally had them walking marching around the table saying the memory verse Ok and I'm not don't know that he's so much of a musical learner but he was dealing with kids that were overly active and he was giving them something to do while while providing them something he wanted them to do physical learners her athletic an active they may in joy a role playing expressing themselves with movement bodily action and that's just a part of who they are sometimes they're going to touch you while they're talking to you we have extra little Virt learners that are very social some of these are really good at reading the feelings and behaviors of others and they can be very excellent leaders and enjoy being part of a group and they can help peers and everybody work together and then we have us into your verdict some of us like to work independently and we'd rather do things on our own and as one of my sons would say they'll March to the beat of a different bagpiper. Know so they have the ability to understand their own feelings and not necessarily pick up they won't always pick up on some of those of other people around them so how do we perceive information well couple different ways there's it's information and experience and one of the things I really really really really really like about Pathfinders in Adventures is we don't just. Stick him in chairs in desks and talk to him and expect him to learn everything we were trying to get through they actually get out of those chairs and do stuff and for some of us that it's very important to do things with our hands some of us. You know I remember hearing a guy talk about he was talking with an old buddy on. From college Herb Academy and yeah he'd gone to college and and he got his business degree and went on to get the m.b.a. and he did that for a while but he says but now I'm using the gifts that God has given me and I'm doing carpentry doing finish carpentry work for remodeling company and now that I'm using the gifts that God has given me I'm enjoying life I didn't enjoy that other stuff. We gain knowledge by being involved with people visiting places participating in the events activities Doesn't that sound like Pathfinders. And adventurers learning hopefully is a never ending process and people are always searching for and sorting out information experimenting and testing things out learning is most likely to occur when somebody is motivated they need to want to learn you know they think I can remember. I tried to up a career when I got out of school that didn't work out. And found myself back working for my father who drilled water wells and so I'm drawing water wells and all the sudden I need to learn how to weld the way well the casing together before we put it down the ground to keep them anyway so I needed to learn how to weld and I was really interested in how and I wanted to learn how to do that and do a good job at it and fortunately. 3 towns away they had a vote tech college that had an evening course in that I signed up for it and went and learned and come to find out the guy that teaching it was a maintenance man and i.b.m. and this was just something that he did in one night a week and. I figured out right away this guy really really really really knew how to do this stuff and he wasn't really good as a teacher. But if I could figure out questions to ask him I could learn anything about this and lo and behold. As soon as I learned that oh my we got along really great. You know once he told me you control the puddle learn to control the puddle. Anybody you want to teach welding on here is one of the big big big things in it and it's not in the requirements stated but one of the skill point was skills you need to develop as to how to control that puddle of molten metal. So I was really interested in it and although I have some dyslexia not near as bad as a couple of my boys I can read pretty good and so I was reading all I could. Because I was motivated I have it here we have a Calvin and Hobbes Mrs wormwood I'm not going to learn this material unless you make it enthralling I see and what will you do if the rest of your life doesn't entertain you every minute what you think I'll live someplace that doesn't get cable. Today that would be wife by. A few years ago actually went left Camp Meeting a little bit early and flew out to California for a wedding and lo and behold the cousin who at whose house I stayed didn't have cable the where they're at they. They are all they don't even have a landline. Yeah they did their off up on this big hill and. So such places do exist some of our kids have difficulty conceiving of them they say press heavy anybody ever heard the phrase practice makes perfect. How many of you believe it I do not believe it. Perfect practice tends toward perfection but if you keep practicing it wrong if you are then practice makes permanent. So. Repetition facilitates it can facilitate learning and but we don't want repetition just for the sake of repetition here we've got this poor guy out Baylen hain and it's hot and sunny and even the clouds are starting to look like bales of hay to him. There are times where you end up having to have massed. Do a lot of repetition all at once but if you can spread it out it works a lot better. Some of you heard this story earlier this week but we've got a bunch of people at work here so I'm going to repeat the 1st club I had. We had a small church I think we had $88.00 Pathfinders in and out of 3 families and to the families the mothers came to me and said if you're going to be marching drilling my kids aren't going to be in the club and I figured marching drill is not the central focus of Pathfinder ing let's have them in the club and so we took off and we're running a Pathfinder club comes free of the year we've got a Pathfinder fair coming up that we're supposed to go off camping too and. And noise I don't remember was spring or fall anyway there was a conference so I gathering that we were going to be going off to and there are a number events to prepare for and one of them was a March and drill event and they listed a number of things that you had to be able to demonstrate and I figured Ok we've got 3 or 4 items to work on and would we I don't have to waste time working on this other one because we're not going to use it and so for several meetings we're working on all these other events as we're wrapping up our our class work and. Then the meeting before the Wednesday before. We can a half before we go I learned that this one family a They're not letting the kids go and if they're not letting them go well I guess they're not going so it but we're going to move on and we're still going to be able to get these other events done with those that remain and then this one of these are 2 kids who are not going to be in the club if we March and drill the other moms then came to me at church and said I guess it's Ok if they March so I've got a Sunday morning to teach them how to March and drill and finish up all the rest of the prep so we had our devotional and we. I had reduced them to stationary commands and it was a disaster and we weren't worked on one of the events and that was going great because we'd been practicing that and when we went back and worked on stationary commands and it was still pretty miserable and then we went worked on another event and again these this one was going good to low we we didn't have those 2 kids we know where we everybody knew how to do what needed to be done we're getting it done. We go back work on March and drill and it's some of it's starting to make progress but then Dave of course is adding more commands because he's got this list of things that he that they're supposed to demonstrate and then I start with the moving commands and that was a disaster and we go work on our last event and that one's going great and then we go out to the parking lot and we're start go back to where we've got room for moving commands and what we start with the stationary ones and by now for the most part we're getting the rights that they've learned how to do the right and left but there's can confirm I've got a bunch of young kids. And the right left thing takes a while to get sorted out. That's just how it is natural part of why we don't have adventurers go marching they're just not ready for it but we're out in this crushed rock parking lot and so after a little bit of frustration I got this wild idea says Ok everybody that I had 1st we had to identify the right hand and everybody had to figure out which was which right was right and got all the right rights and the Ok to bend down grab a rock in the right hand so now they're holding a rock in their right hand and says Now when I say Right Face think rock and all of that seem to help some of them more problems and all that we're getting them going in the right direction but we're not moving at the same time it's sort of boom boom boom kind of thing and but that isn't how it's supposed to be done and so I start working on of them saying to me and having spent hours in the practice room with the trumpet I understand how to practice and that's what we need to do and so. I don't have to practice the whole song if there's just this one measure that's given me the grief I'm going to work the one measure so I'd say right face and hopefully they do this and and they were doing it but they weren't doing it together so now I have to make them aware now it needs to be together right face almost together again right face almost just a couple of you and left face. The just a couple of you aren't quite together we need to be together left face again last they've got to get it together left and all of a sudden in 5 minutes I went from just a bunch of kids. To a teen because they figured out that what they did impacted everybody else and if they didn't get it right everybody else was going to be repeating that command until they got it right because we had distributed the repetition instead of just massing it they were able to process the sub conscious could work on it while they were doing this other stuff and they're able to. Absorb it better I've recently experienced that in my own life because I am I Got want to guys at work drafting decided I needed to play in this one of the brass bands he's in and I'm in over my head because I am not one of the best players. Who are really really good players but it's a real stretch for me but I have to practice my music and I have learned that if I practice a little bit in the morning and a little bit in the evening I make more progress than if I just practice in the evening even though it's longer time. That's just part of how work. Past experiences contribute to efficiency in learning you know I have. As their use as a basis for present and future responses to information and so I've got this all this sheet music that I've got to learn and I've seen all of these notes before but they're in a different order and they're in a different rhythm and so I got to put that together and that So my new experiences are integrated with the old ones. We want our experiences to be as enjoyable as possible for our kids so that they keep coming back now wobbles a maturation how how much sure is the group. There's a reason we don't have adventurers in the Pathfinder club. There's a really good reason we don't they're not all known they're not mature enough and there's a reason that we expect more of our voyagers in our guides than we do of our friends and companions they're able to do more because they they're older they're Mormon hopefully more mature both physically and intellectually and so the activities need to be near that appropriately for them activity learning is an active process because it's accomplished by the learner not automatically by some kind of transmission from the teacher if I could if we could just get this stuff by OS mosis I have been sleeping on books when I was going to college sort of a pill it didn't that doesn't work so. This is simply repeat receiving information from a teacher is not enough telling is not teaching activity is essential for learning now I'm going to turn that around a little bit too though if you really want to learn something teach it to somebody else if you really want to learn it teach it to somebody else and that's one of the advantages our multi-grade schools have over some of the big schools where you got 3 for 3 classes of 4th graders and and you know all of that kind of stuff Zev then they have a chance for the older ones to help the younger ones and if you've got 3 or 4 kids the same age most likely want to is going to pick it up faster than somebody else and if you can have them help the other one they're going to use different words than whatever you or the teacher used and sometimes that's enough to help them. Pick up what needs to be done so what sort of an activity do you think we've got here yet look like they're building quite how many of you have the kite building arms period. Got a few of you Jeff fun doing it would you do it again now it's fun so reinforcement the possibility that learning will occur is greater when different ways of responding your behavior followed by different conditions club members should be given opportunities to share their discoveries to reinforce the principle or idea being studied and that's what we were just talking about having those that already figured it out to help the ones that haven't quite got it transfer of learning behavior responses learned in one situation mant transfer or be applied to other situations p. and we need to find general ideas and figure out how to apply them in different situations but when you teach kids in March and drill that when you say when you call them the position of attention that they are to stop talking and. Stand you you teach them what the posture is and all this kind of stuff that then is something that you can use at various times just to get their attention and. When you need to disseminate information about whatever something else that I've seen used rather than just call people to attention in the middle of everything. One of the clubs that I was with Deputy Director had a series of whistle commands and sound one whistle that just meant stop what you're doing be quiet and listen somebody has to say something this and that's a behavior or response that could be applied that got used on camp outs or whenever so. Effective teachers are going to use a variety of things in a single class time sometimes just to make a lesson more of effect of what is the aim of the of the lesson what's the point of the whole thing why are we doing this hopefully both the teacher and the student know what it is that they're trying to accomplish. And hopefully the lesson can be achieved in the allotted time my older sister took voice lessons and. In talking with her. She's grateful for the for some of the boys teachers that she had but it she'd been doing this 1st quite a while before she figured out that practice actually did make a difference and I think part of what was not being communicated is what is the aim of this particular exercise that you're supposed to be singing what part of this are we trying to do now having said that in looking back at some trumpet lessons that I had I can remember a teacher that I had. Who was trying to reinforce the idea of what I was supposed to sound like and how to improve my tone looking back I can tell you Dave wasn't quite ready for it them because it just went right over my head looking back I know exactly what he was talking about and I just couldn't absorb it at the time I wasn't ready for it and some of a based on my experiences there I'm going to say you might have kids that aren't ready for everything Jurgen is tell them and sometimes we have to tell them several times before it can literally it can sink in it just might be beyond them. But we still want to have an aim for what we're doing and if we can help them know what it is that's good material selection for a class is largely governed by the aim which determines for instance whether less mle imprecise are we learning facts are we practicing skills are we you know what is it that we're trying to do. And so decisions concerning what how difficult a the stuff is are going to be influenced by the readiness of people are they ready to learn this or not and have they had any experience or is this totally new material to facilitate learning we want stuff to present it in a coherent sequential fashion and then illustrate it and apply it in many different ways comprehension will occur if it's organized so that all the relationships can be seen and if the connections between new and stuff and stuff they've done in the past. And sometimes just a preliminary overview ahead of time can help with that a lot so our going to talk about the quality of the voice. Talks about a colorless flow monotonous sometimes things can be memorable So Dave is come with me back in time I'm a junior in academy and Forrest is one of the seniors and he is a Sabbath school class and he's. Not close but it was this is in the Sabbath school and he's up front and he's saying. We're all need to get real excited about investments. There was no excitement in forest. And Forest just wasn't one of those guys that got excited but. At any rate I learned how to modulator voice and stuff. We need sometimes we need a variety of creative resources there's all kinds of stuff you can do You can't quit sessions debates. What kind of an atmosphere is there in the room. And then some of this is going to come from the teacher and some of that is a low we would like to be able to control some of that is going to come from the kids the better the teacher the more control they have the more control they have and the less the kids can disrupt environmental factors there's a bunch there's all kinds of stuff that can be distracting I can remember being at a ab some meetings once and I figured out that the they had a forced air heating system and the blower every time it will kick in I would hear the belt squeaking because the belt hadn't been tightened up quite enough and maybe they were about due for a new belt but anyway I found it very distracting and then thing I wanted to get up there and adjust the belt because that was just. A distraction to me sometimes there's stuff we can do if we can work or what the we just have to put up with and sometimes we can do something about it do we have enough light sometimes we like bright light and sometimes we don't like bright light if you're trying to demonstrate if you've got a prism and you're going to demonstrate refracted light like that you need to be able to get the rooms kind of dark. Other times things are best learned in an outside setting. Maybe around the campfire temperature my. P.e. teacher I had 7th grade through my software year also taught social studies and I can remember him telling us in England classrooms are kept at 58 degrees to keep students alert so they learn better I didn't believe in them and I don't today that's just too silly. If a room is too hot people get uncomfortable if it's too cold people are putting all their energy into just trying to stay warm enough seating arrangements can make a big difference to. Can people see or not and sometimes we can control that sometimes better than others. If you've got a ba kind of thing personally for if I'm doing a Sabbath school class I like a circle or something like that because it just works so much better for discussion are there's all kinds of things that can be used to help teach and so what is going to be think about what's going to be appropriate for the time of the have the place you're doing it and what it is that you do and creativity is important and if you can find ways to be creative about it kids will really appreciate it the chances of it being a joy will if you've got a creative way that to do it we're going to look a little bit at developing creative resources. What are all the different things that are needed that's one of those things yeah left for a laugh Yeah that's one of those things best done outside over grass let's look at it so who do you get to come in and teach obviously we've got a very high tech wasn't being explained here. There's all kinds of people that can come in and help one of the last club that I had when I was in Minnesota. We had a farmer that owned by several different parcels of land and one day as I said Perry can you help teach the tree on or I'd be glad to do that he knew he could identify the trees in a really easy and we spent one Sunday morning. We probably spent 3 hours at least tramping around the farm. So he could show us different trees and at one point we got to this one area and he says these are red oak He says I've been saving these and when we build a new church. That's where the trim is common that. I've been saving them for that and most of those kids got to see the trim in the new church you know that school. Where they can see that sort of a connection. If there's somebody the in the church that's really really enthusiastic about birds maybe they can come in and teach the bird at burning on or it is surprised me I guess I grew up where I grew up with the parents and family that I had and we said birds since I was there feeding birds before I was around. This but they weren't going my grampa didn't go my grandpa grandma lived right next door they didn't go and buy bird seed. The local grocery store had a meat locker and they bought Su it from the butcher and the seeds were my grampa grew stuff and so he collected his own seeds. And. I mean literally literally at his wedding reception he like this one apple and he saved the seeds from it and I climbed up in that tree and they had an 88 apples we had a hammocks that swung from that one to another apple tree close by. So the seeds that he's gave the birds were from stuff that he had grown and he grew some flowers just for the birds and he just put the whole head of the Sunflower plant out there and let them do the hard work but you get somebody. That is growing I mean so I grew up and I knew the difference between a downy woodpecker and a hairy woodpecker and a flicker I mean and the sparrows and these are English barrels Moser Purple Martins' you know so I I just grew up knowing a whole bunch of that stuff. Number of years ago I went back home to visit mom and she had a bird feeder outside the window and somebody that was relatively new to the church came to talk about something and. She saw a yellow bird out there it's an old look at those yellow ones are those canaries. No those were goldfinches. But this woman was started talking about somebody that she met and they like birds why they even had a book on just words. So. What I'm saying is with our kids we want to expand their horizons. Ok. In Britain and there's in your churches there's going to be people either in your church or around it you can have people come in and teach an honor that aren't a member of the church they do have to do the verify volunteers but so what they can still come in and you know maybe you can have a fireman come in and help with the red alert on or kids will remember that and you know and you can give him the list of that you know how they're supposed to find practice fires have their own fire drills at home and have a plan you know that firemen understand that stuff in the end they want to see it happen so go ahead and bring some people in. And we've been discovered all of this stuff so sometimes you you can't get them and sometimes that they can send something in. There's all and you know you can go to libraries and museums and and all kinds of places to help with this kind of gardens there's all kinds of books and articles and stuff out there now that I got this these power points a number of years ago a lot of you probably won't be using convenient v.h.s. cassette tape. Just say it. But you never know never know. What you find out what's available and is there a way that you can use it and. You can folks who are younger than me see I'm sure you know a lot more stuff that's available today than I don't but you can get all kinds of stuff available and what you're doing who's doing it where you're doing it you know makes a difference in what you put together now. Resource file I just love this illustration that's a really cool while you're on. So but some of you may have some of those only in digital format right. Yes yes we can harness the fact that now this one was mine right Ok so. So we're fortunate we can harness the power of the great Google the great Google is wise in many things in a total idiot in many others. But if you find. If you have digital resources I here's my counsel back it up back it up back it up. Here's one way you can keep information filed. Some of you may not choose to use this particular method but doesn't that look organized. We need to talk a little bit about a why honors 3rd the whole idea is we're going to develop physical mental and spiritual capacities Ok here's some of the things we want to consider high standards years ago I remember reading in a Reader's Digest there is little calmly humor in uniform and there's a serviceman who's in his dress uniform travelling from point a to point b. and next to him is a little girl and she's looking at all of the. Shiny stuff thats on his awnings uniform and she finds his What's all the. So all the ribbons and stuff he says all those are things that the army gave me says in the Brownies we have to earn ours. Give them high standards to work for. Given the chance to do some study. We've got a lot of different things they can work on here's an example of one way to teach an honor and I wish I could take credit for having put this together I did not can Neil did he is here roaming down the hall from me but he gave me this power point this is a practical application of physics through the experiment of pinewood derby cars he's taking 2 different honors he's working on at the same time really right doing the physics honor and the experiments with Pinewood Derby Ok so here's some of the forces we're going to explore gravity talk about how gravity is used to convert static energy to dynamic and how to do Bob Law talk about Dragon How do you how do you reduce it hit where do we get our gravity well it comes from the earth and the kids need to learn this is some point in their life and the physics honor that's a good spot. And hopefully for many of them it's review now here we get a mathematical formula about how things Excel or 8 So we've got an example of dropping a ball and you can physically take a ball I'm not going to drop this but you know you can visualize it but I would have a ball for the kid or something to drop Yeah I could do that Ok And so after one second. How fast was it going how long did it take to fall. That distance how long did it take 2 seconds. Less what that. Less than 2 seconds I have to say lover out a little less than one k. So but but here we're here that this is a nice illustration of of this now if you've got the facilities take kids out somewhere and where you can get somebody up on a ladder and get somebody with a stopwatch and see what they can do for time and stuff Ok they will love it Hank Now here we've got a yellow dot to illustrate the center of gravity your center of map so which one has the greatest distance available to drop red or blue both cars will reach the bottom of the track at the same time the track continues flat at the bottom for a distance of 12 feet What can you predict will happen at the end of the track from these facts remember the ball example any ideas Well they're both going to go the same distance they're both going to go the same 12 feet. Will probably get there faster Ok now because it's still has a ways to fall so it can still continue Excel or 80 even though they went the same speed coming down the slope the blue ones got more time to accelerate Ok now we're going to look at sources a drag and they include wheels turning against axles in the body the track service lane strips resistance air frontal area and aerodynamics of stock at the wheels 1st dragging your wheels can be reduced in several ways sand the outside surface remove any burrs or excess plastic from around the hub polish the axels use a dry graphite lubricant. And so there's a nice illustration for some of that So notice how he sanded off instead of leaving it square he sanding it off so you got less surface area here polish your axle so they're nice and shiny and sand the outside surface so you don't have any lumps or mold marks drag in the track Weller's you limited what you can do but maybe you can adjust wheels with they have to go in a straight line so that they're not raising rubbing all the way down and maybe if you can raise one wheel up so it goes on 3 wheels instead of 2. But you don't want it rubbing on here because that just slows it down now if you can raise the one up a smidge to. The up the straighter it goes the faster it's going to go to a now let's talk about air existence reduce the frontal area of your car so here's how you measured the area everybody starts with the same block a wood and this is less aerodynamic and this is more aerodynamic kids will keep pick up on that really quick it's pretty easy to on this stuff Ok so we've got a summary greater drop distance equals more velocity if we have less friction we have less dissipation of a law city and you can read the rest and I want you to how many of you saw that coming this is a wonderful example we need to find ways when we teach our honors to point to our Savior this is a wonderful example that the whole thing is brilliant. Because kids are very interested in you know Pinewood Derby thing is interesting physics how do you make gravity interesting well we're a combined gravity and there is essence in the whole bunch of stuff here and then to throw put in the parable of the 10 virgins that's really cool that is really cool for the recording I will read what it says in the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25 the ones who have the extra oil were able to go the distance with their Lord we need the extra oil of the Holy Spirit to curious to the end you cannot produce gravity you can only use it use the Holy Spirit God is willing to give it to those who ask get the advantage he is willing to help us learn how to figure out how to meet the needs of our kids remember that one class of that one club I told you about where there was a developmentally challenged kid and the one teacher figured out how to meet his how he could learn you need to be those people you need to be that person so that's my challenge for you today our Father we thank you so much that you are a person who has limitless resources now we ask the to be with everyone here that they can tie into your Holy Spirit that they can be receptor Zz of it and transmitters that you can work through them that kids can learn. About birds and trees in Kites and camping and all of that stuff but that they can also learn about you and your love for them and how you've expressed it through birds trees. Yeah this is 9 and. This media was brought to you by audio post a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse or if you would like to listen to more sermon leave visit w.w.w. dot audio Verse dot org.

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