Thursday, February 12, 2009

Atomic Cookies

Today we made Atomic Cookies or Element Cookies as Deborah told my dh tonight at the supper table.   We're studying chemistry this year and I thought that making atom diagrams out of cookies might be more fun and stick with the younger kids more than just coloring in drawings of atoms.   

So I made these giant cookies and let them choose among the first 6 elements in the periodic table.   I wasn't about to let them make mercury or gold since we were using M&Ms for the protons, electrons, and neutrons.

Here are Deborah's.   The top one is Lithium and the bottom one is Carbon.   Notice the nice shell configurations.   The blues are electrons, the reds are protons, and the browns are neutrons.

And yes, they did taste delicious!

5 comments:

Kim said...

you are so cool!

Jeannette said...

I think I have a newly-found interest in studying chemistry! :)

Anonymous said...

You're such a good Mom! We're studying chemistry this year too, only we used skittles pressed into playdough circles for our atomic models. The candy got all moist and slimy and non-edible...so I provided fresh skittles for snacking afterward!

You must be using the book by Ridlon and Ridlon also?

~ Betsy

Technoprairie said...

Yep! I really like all of their books. I think they do a good job of organizing the topics and they have some great projects. And I like the Christian view of science best of all.

Cammra_girl said...

Xenon would have made a much tastier cookie. :)