Experiment - Mary and Gabriel: ‘An explosive message’


A fun science experiment that you can use with the story of Mary meeting the angel Gabriel

What an explosive message for Mary! And such an unexpected one. One moment you’re just an ordinary Jewish girl. The next moment you are told you will become pregnant while you’re still a virgin, and you become the mother of the King of Israel who is also going to be called the Son of God. That is truly an explosive message.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on Mary meeting the angel Gabriel as part of our series for advent and Christmas.

Exploding Message


What do you need:

- safety goggles
- an empty 1,5 or 2 litre plastic bottle
- a cork that fits on the bottle (you may need to cut one to size)
- bicarbonate of soda
- vinegar
- a measuring jug

What do you do:

Tags: Object lessons, Experiments , Christmas , Advent , Mary & Joseph