The Mysterious Electron

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And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. (Exodus 20:18 KJV)

Electrons in the Bible? Certainly, if you count lightning. Thunderclouds are not the only source of lightning. It can even be produced from the dust and gases of erupting volcanoes similar to what the children of Israel experienced in Exodus. Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere or between the atmosphere and the ground. Even though lightning flashes throughout the Bible and electricity are familiar to all of us, there is still a great deal of mystery associated with the electrons that God created on day one of the creation week.

In this interactive workshop, you will see that even though electrons play an essential role in numerous physical phenomena such as electricity, magnetism, thermal conductivity, and chemistry, there is still much about them that we do not know today. However, much of what we do know is a result of the experiments performed back in the early nineteenth century by two Bible-believing pioneers of electromagnetism, Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell.

Enjoy and understand the science behind captivating demonstrations such as the detonation of hydrogen and oxygen, an Oudin coil sending 50,000 volts around a man’s body, unseen electric fields made visible, the auto decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, the thermite reaction, and using electrons to turn pennies into “gold.” Who knows, maybe you will be the one to take home one of the gold pennies made right before your eyes?

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Subject to availability, you can book private workshops for groups. The minimum group size is 25, and the maximum is 70. To book your private event, please email our programs team or call 888-582-4253 ext. 229.

Dr. George Matzko: Dr. George Matzko earned his BS degree in chemistry from Bob Jones University and his PhD in analytical chemistry from Clemson University.

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