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Experiment - Zachariah meets Gabriel: ‘The impossible sum’


You can use this as a fun science experiment about the story of the priest Zachariah meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

Zachariah has added everything up, and he knows – he is too old to have a baby. But the angel has good news for him. God has heard his prayer, and even though he and his wife are very old, it’s going to happen! Zachariah can’t believe it. 

Can you believe it when you add it all up?

The Impossible Sum A cool science experiment about the Bible story of Zacharias in the temple


What do you do: 

Zachariah has added everything up, and he knows – he is too old to have a baby. But the angel has good news for him. God has heard his prayer, and even though he and his wife are very old, it’s going to happen!
Zachariah can’t believe it.
Can you believe it when you add it all up?

What do you need: 

- an empty A4 to cover the numbers up.
- a worksheet with The Impossible Sum that you can download here:

Tags: Object lessons, Experiments , Christmas , Children's moments in church, Advent , Zechariah & Elisabeth