Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekly Report: Yummy Chemistry

We had a yummy review of the first 12 elements of the periodic table:

Element Cookies!  (Idea taken from Half a Hundred Acre Woods -- hey, no sense re-creating the wheel when there are so many good ideas out there!)

{Yes, helium is upside down.  Silly mama!}

The pink frosting is the nucleus of the atom; chocolate chip cookies stand in for protons and blue sprinkles stand in for neutrons.  Since these are all neutral atoms, I just reminded the boys that proton count = electron count.

I also printed out a worksheet from CCConnected that has a chart to fill in -- it will expand our learning about these 12 elements and teach atomic mass.  

The photos I have I can use to help the boys review their work!

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