Origins of the Universe

Task 1:

  1. Watch the video
  2. Make notes on the order of creation
  3. Write down what happened on each day of creation
  4. Draw a small image or symbol next to each day to help you remember

Christians interpret Genesis in different ways:

Some believe it is literally true, some believe that it is metaphorical or symbolic.

Task 2: What does it mean for something to be literally true? What does it mean for something to be symbolically true?

Task 3: Research the answers to the following questions. Write the answers down.

  1. What is Young Earth Creationism?
  2. What is Old Earth Creationism?
  3. What is theistic evolution?
  4. Is Young Earth Creationism a symbolic or literal interpretation of Genesis?
  5. How old do Young Earth Creationists believe the world to be?
  6. Which theories agree with evolution?
  7. How old do Old Earth Creationists believe the world to be?
  8. Where does the evidence for these theories come from?
  9. What is the difference between Young Earth and Day Age theories?

Task 4: How do scientists believe that the universe was created?

Task 5: Answer the following questions.

  • What is evolution?
  • What book did Darwin write?
  • What is natural selection?
  • What is the evidence for it?

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