It's been a beautiful, hot summer so far, and we at Basher HQ are feeling like a picnic! That's why today, we're sharing some tips to complete the yummiest challenge on the Basher Bucket List: let's make science delicious.
Challenge Number 3[see the full list and certificates here]
Use your Basher Periodic Table as a guide, and make a set of Periodic Table cookies… just don’t eat them all at once!
Up for the challenge? Read on to have all your questions answered...
Challenge Number 3: Make science delicious!
1. What are periodic table cookies?
Well, that's a great question!
Periodic table cookies can be any cookies you like- so long as they are square shaped, and decorated with elements from the periodic table. We found a few great recipes in our search--check out these creative cookie connoisseurs! (Click on the images to find out more about how they were made!)
This activity can be adapted to suit whatever your child finds the most fun! Is he or she a superstar artist? Have them guess the letter shorthand for the elements as you read them from Basher's Periodic table, and let them pipe the letters onto cookies as they get them right. Do your kids like being rewarded for studying? Make the cookies in advance, and ask them to find out some info about each element (from our book) in order to eat their tasty treat!
You don't have to make the whole table, either. Read The Periodic Table together, and then talk about what type of elements they thought sounded coolest, and why. Make cookies of just those elements... and save yourself a sugar high!
4. How do we win the summer challenge faster?!
Hold your horses! Summer isn't over yet!
If you're feeling stuffed from all the sweets and looking to combine them with a second activity, we recommend combining this challenge with the Basher Book Club! Make the Periodic Table the book of the week, and share your delicious knowledge with as many aspiring superstars as possible.
You could also put periodic table cookies in certain spots on a Basher books board game- whoever lands there first gets a treat!
5. Okay, we're all cookied out! Now what do we do?
Say cheese! Send us snaps of your finished cookies, or of your superstar(s) with their certificate(s), and send them to us on Facebook, tweet or instagram them with the hashtag #basherbucketlist, or email us at email@example.com.
We can't wait to start sharing shots of our Superstars of Summer!