Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Edible earth science

We've been reading about the layers of the atmosphere in "A Child's Geography," and did one of the suggested activities last week -- making the layers in a jar with flour, sugar, and cornmeal.

When we were finished, the boys asked, "Now do we get to use the ingredients to make cookies?"

That wasn't in the book -- but how could I refuse? ;)

I didn't know exactly how much flour or sugar was in the two filled jars, but I added two sticks of butter, two eggs, a teaspoon each of vanilla and baking soda, a pinch of salt, and half a bag of chocolate chips, and that seemed to work just fine. The cornmeal gave the cookies a nice crispy bite.

We called them atmospheric cookies with meteor chips!


mandi said...

What fun! I love that your boys wanted to turn it all into cookies!

I just read below about your being diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. I'm interested to hear in what treatment route you are going. I know mushrooms are so good for your adrenal glands- what else have you come across?

Sharla said...

Great ,great idea! We will be studying the earth's layers next year... I hope that I remember this then.

The cookies look delicious too!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

YAY!! Tasty Science.... The best kind!

Hi from Ruth! said...

I just ordered "A Child's Geography" - I've heard so many great things about that book. I'll look for this activity - it's the kind of thing my six-year-old would love to do. Thanks!



{Bobbi} said...

You have been having FUN! Love the edible science! I've been trying to head up to Tehac. for apples! I so want to jar some apple butter.

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