The Bible according to Techniquest

There are a great many perils in the life of a toddler. There is the danger of needing to tantrum because someone thoughtlessly gave you the wrong coloured cup.  There is the danger of having to go to bed (nobody is quite sure why this is such a terrible fate, but it clearly is).  But the toddler is never in danger of taking things too seriously for too long.  Accordingly, a completely silly, fun post seemed due.

Yesterday, our family paid a trip to the hands-on scientific establishment known as Techniquest and, surrounded by such wonderful stuff, couldn’t quite resist wondering what “The toddler bible according to Techniquest” might look like.

Move over Ham and Nye. Now science and religion meet in toddler style…


“The light shines in the darkness, and does crazy and unexpected stuff.” – John 1:4

Plasma ball


“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them.” – Exodus 13:21

“Tornado” experiment in the dark area


“…and by night in a pillar of fire.” – Exodus 13:21

“Fire tornado” being demonstrated



An oscillating pen on an oscillating pad


“Can you pull in Leviathan with a fish hook?” – Job 41:1

Mechanised dragon


“The Lord asked me, ‘Son of man, can these plastic bones live?'” – Ezekiel 37:3

Plastic model of human skeleton


“They that wait upon the LORD shall rise up with wings like beach-balls on an air-stream.” – Isaiah 40:31

Beach ball suspended in a stream of air


“Where your treasure is, there also will be a cryptic key to open it.” – Matthew 6:21

Treasure chest with a mysterious opening mechanism


“Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and the Rock Core Xylophone” – Psalm 150:3

Xylophone made with tuned rock-core


“I will take out your heart of stone, and give you a new heart of colourful rubber!” – Ezekiel 36:26

Model of human internal organs

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