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Session 5: Out of Nothing

Session 5: Out of Nothing
Session 5: Out of Nothing

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  • Out of the stars in their flight, out of the dust of eternity, here have we come. — Robert T. Weston B ig Q uestion: How did life begin?...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Playing Detective 20 Activity 2: Story — A Garden Is Born (Evolution) 8 Activity 3: WCUU — Wonder of...
  • With preparations complete, carve out a meditative moment for yourself. Relax. Take several deep breaths. Remember when, as child and youth...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers and tape Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument...
  • Where previously there had been nothing, now there was something. Within a black hole, a "singularity" developed. What's a "singularity?"...
  • Materials for Activity Writing paper and pencils for small groups Leader Resource 1 , Mysteries Timepiece A poster of the Unitarian...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " A Garden Is Born (Evolution) " Preparation for Activity Read and print out the story...
  • Materials for Activity Microphone(s), video camera(s) and tripod(s), real or simulated For studio set Backdrop made in Session 1 Painter's...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3 , Where I Stand on Life Preparation for Activity Review and print out Leader Resource 3. Clear...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers and tape Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound instrument...
  • Meet with your co-leaders after the session to reflect on it. How was your mix of discussion and action? Do youth seem excited by science?...
  • Materials for Activity Pots, potting soil and flower seeds for all participants or small, inexpensive, potted houseplants suitable for the...
  • Materials for Activity Bag or box containing participants' Big Questions notebooks (see Session 1, Alternate Activity 1, Notable Thoughts)...
  • Materials for Activity Copy(ies) of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Singing the Living Tradition Optional: A recording of the song, and...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Optional: Write the challenge question on newsprint,...
  • Materials for Activity Scratch-Art paper, and scratch tools such as toothpicks (round is better) for all participants A copy of the...
  • Materials for Activity Material from The Great Story website , or a computer with Internet connection Preparation for Activity Explore the...
  • Materials for Activity DVD, The Awakening Universe , and DVD player/monitor Preparation for Activity Obtain and test equipment to show a...
  • Materials for Activity Oval wooden beads large enough for youth to write on and string for all participants Paper and pencils for all...
  • Out of the stars in their flight, out of the dust of eternity, here have we come. — Robert T. Weston Talk about the quote. When you think...
  • To the Kid for the Day: You have two jobs. The first is getting your group excited about hearing today's Big Question. The second is...
  • Think of your small group as a detective agency and the following events as mysteries to be solved. Make up a story to explain what caused...
  • To the Anchor: Today's WCUU program talks about a UU scientist's attempt to have life named the greatest wonder of the world. Your job is...
  • 1. Is the theory of evolution the best way to explain how life began? Yes — No 2. I would rather study . . . Myths — Science 3. I think...
  • Cosmology The National Aeronautics and Space Administration offers an introduction to cosmology with in-depth yet accessible information on...

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