David & Goliath (Giants)

We embarked on another journey into a bible story last week – David & Goliath, and in order for the girls to get the concept of what a feat it was for David to win this battle and how much God helped him, we had to come up with a way of seeing just how big Goliath was.  After some internet research we discovered that Goliath was 6.5 CUBITS high (or 10 metres).  We measured out the conversion using a tape onto a long roll of paper.  It also happened to work out that the girls standing on each others shoulders (Miss 4 twice) was the same height.

We hung it from our back verandah just to see how high 10m actually was. It was a real eye-opener for the girls but then they thought it couldn’t be real so we did more internet research and found pictures of real giants – even some that are alive today. http://www.stevequayle.com/Giants/index2.html  This showed the girls that giants do actually exsist and made it all the more real.  We also looked up the Guiness book of world records for the tallest man and women in the world.

Of course, we just had to make a sling shot from elastic and a forked branch, and to be on the safe side, we made paper rocks and a paper plate shield each.  Of course Miss 6’s had to have a horse on it.

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~ by homeschoollearningforlife on May 20, 2008.

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