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The Great Lessons Are Pretty Great

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… But you don’t have to take our word for it!  Take it from Gavin, a new Elementary student who observed the first Great Lesson today.


“Why does the universe exist?  Space was, well  -space! Except then a cloud of hot gas and dust made drops – our stars!  They formed particles that have laws (properties) that they must follow and obey like when they get hot, they get bigger .  When cold, you get it – shrunk.  The Earth started forming.  It was hot though.  It got drops of fire  -you heard me! – from its cloud it was fiery with volcanoes and/or lava.  It calmed down a little and (water) filled the holes in the rocks and that was the story of the universe!!”