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Have you ever wondered why the moon seems so bright at night? Did you know that the moon doesn’t create its own light? Instead, it reflects the light of the sun. The moon looks different depending on its position and the location of the sun. That’s how we have different phases of the moon. Astronomers (who are scientists that study everything in the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere) even have names for when the moon looks different, including supermoon, blood moon, blue moon, harvest moon, and more. Have you ever seen one of these special moon phases?
Today we’re going to check out the basic phases of the moon with a yummy methodology (which means process.)
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1. Carefully and slowly twist the two sections of Oreo in opposite directions. This will increase the amount of frosting on one side. Now pull the two sides apart.
FIZZ TIP: If your frosting sticks to both sides, you’ll need to eat the cookie and try again.
2. Once you have a majority of frosting on one side of the Oreo, use the spoon to scoop away frosting according to the Oreo Cookie Moon Phase Guide.
3. Now arrange the cookies in the order of the Oreo Cookie Moon Phase Guide and observe.
FIZZ TIP: If it’s nighttime, look outside and see what phase the moon is in right now.
4. Finally, eat your moon phases and enjoy! Fizzilicious!
Did you know the moon moves about 3.8 cm (almost 1.5 in.) away from the Earth each year? As of early 2023, only twelve humans have walked on the moon, but that’s likely to change in the coming years. Maybe you’ll be one of those humans. If you are, you’ll feel a lot lighter since the moon’s gravity is only 1/6th of the Earth’s gravity. If you do go, be sure to take your copy of Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop with you.
Collecting Your Family’s Data
What phase is the moon currently in?
Which Oreo cookie moon phase tasted best?
Oreo Moon Phase Chart
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” Romans 5:3-5, NLT
As a young scientist, I often wondered what would happen if I attached enough balloons to a chair. Would they lift me into the air? What if I filled the balloons with something besides helium? Well, I believe in research before starting an experiment, and I also believe in safety first. I never did attempt my idea because I discovered I had a major problem: I’m afraid of heights!
But in my research, I realized that you couldn’t fill a balloon with just anything—in fact, some gases used to fill balloons can be dangerous. It is believed that a famous airship named the Hindenburg caught fire many years ago because of static electricity and a leak of hydrogen gas. The fire spread and destroyed the airship. And if you fill a balloon with water, it won’t float up into the air, though you could sure have a lot of family fun with water balloons. Hydrogen can cause fire, and water is too heavy, so you’ve got to fill your balloon with the right thing to make it work.
Our hearts are the same way. I’m not talking about the muscle in your body that pumps blood, but the heart that allows us to feel and show love. What we put into our hearts matters. If we are around people who use foul language, we may find ourselves eventually using those words ourselves. Or if we spend time with friends who gossip and lie, we may find ourselves doing the same without really thinking about it. If we eat unhealthy foods, our body may become run-down and more likely to get sick. What we consume affects our body, mind, and heart. These things can even change how we view the world and can slowly move us away from God’s plan for our life.
But there’s another way! Read Romans 5:3-5 to see what God wants to do in our hearts.
We can trust that God loves us, and he gives the Holy Spirit to guide us each day and fill our hearts with hope and love. As the challenges of life help us develop strong character traits grounded in our hope of salvation, we’ll draw closer to God. His love will fill our hearts—kind of like the balloon in our experiment—and even spill over to others!
As a family, take a moment to pray for each other by name—that each of you would have the strength and courage to stand strong in your faith, even in the face of adversity (which means a challenge).
Questions for Reflection
We know that God loves us—we can read about how much in John 3:16. List people in your life who love you, and thank God for them!
Greetings! You already know how much I love fizz, and today we get to use a lot—and I mean a lot—of fizz. I feel fizztastic just thinking about it, and you should too! So gather all the scientists in your house and get ready for another fun-filled fizzy experiment.
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“Dr. Fizzlebop, what’s happening?”
Did you know that baking soda is considered a base (a compound that can neutralize an acid or react with an acid to form a salt) and vinegar is an acid (a chemical substance that can neutralize or dissolve some substances)? When baking soda and vinegar mix, they cause a chemical reaction—the reaction between the base and the acid creates carbon dioxide gas. And because gas expands, it fills the bottle, but the bottle’s sides don’t grow with the gas. The excess gas goes up into the balloon, causing it to inflate.
Collecting Your Family’s Data
How quickly did the chemical reaction start once the base and acid were combined?
Did the balloon expand to different sizes when you used different amounts of baking soda? If yes, write down your measurement of the balloon’s size every time you used a different amount of baking soda.
Share your answers in the comments below.
Dr. Fizzlebop walks fellow scientists through a super simple, colorful, and FIZZTASTIC experiment about fizz and hearts! Fizzlebop Lab assistants will have a fizzy fun time making these STEAM focused hearts for Valentine's Day. Give you a friend, parent, grandparent, sibling, or the one you love! These Fizzy Heart works for Art will bring happiness to someone you love!
The Lava Lamp Experiment was the second-ever appearance of Dr. Fizzlebop. This episode was created especially for Tyndale Kids' Summer Camp, which launched in 2020 as an effort to reach kids and families with hope during the beginning of the pandemic. This episode led to the creation of Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop devotional and launched the Fizzlebop web series.
Dr. Fizzlebop walks fellow scientists through a wondrous experiment about plans. You'll learn how plants grow through a super simple hands-on experiment with only a few ingredients.
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Dr. Fizzlebop walks fellow scientists through a super simple and tasty experiment about the phases of the moon. You'll learn about the phases of the moon and magnificent moon facts.
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I believe in the four Fs: Faith, Family, Fun, and FIZZ!