Share 0
A- A A+

Article from:

Creation  Volume 20Issue 4 Cover

Creation 20(4):47
September 1998

Free Email News
The Creation Answers Book
by Various

US $14.00
View Item
Editor’s note: As Creation magazine has been continuously published since 1978, we are publishing some of the articles from the archives for historical interest, such as this. For teaching and sharing purposes, readers are advised to supplement these historic articles with more up-to-date ones available by searching

Grasping the size of the Ark


Lewis and Angela Meyer, from New Zealand (pictured with their daughter Rebecca [photo available in Creation Magazine]), are in fulltime ministry around their country. They have high scientific qualifications, and give messages on creation/the Gospel. The Meyers have shared with us a novel way you can use boxes to help young people grasp the true size of Noah’s Ark.

Use cardboard banana boxes to outline a 1/10th linear scale model of the Ark. Banana boxes measure 50 cm long, 40 cm wide and 24 cm high, so you need 28 for the sides of the Ark and 3 (longwise) each end. Stack them up 6 high to show the height. You will have trouble getting enough boxes (372!), so just stack up enough in one spot to show the height. You can get children to cut out people and animals 1/10th linear scale—for example, a sheep would be about 10 cm high, a person about 17 cm. Get the children to sit in the ‘Ark’ as ‘Noah’ is interviewed to tell them the Bible account of the Flood. This really drives home how big the Ark was (1,000 times the volume of this scale model), the reality of the story, and the awful consequences of sin.

* [2.54 cm = 1 inch]

It has been said that “Information is power”. When it comes to creation information we’d have to agree. Keep the ‘powerful’ evidence for God being Creator coming. Support this site

Comments closed
Article closed for commenting.
Available only from day of publication.
Copied to clipboard
Product added to cart.
Click store to checkout.
In your shopping cart

Remove All Products in Cart
Go to store and Checkout
Go to store
Total price does not include shipping costs. Prices subject to change in accordance with your country’s store.