A few weeks ago, my son was invited by a girl from his school to the Sadie’s Dance! These kids both love science, and I love what they did to be creative with the high school dance invite!
First, the girl delivered four boxes, each with a piece of computer equipment. When he got all the pieces and put them together, there was a display of lights that showed numbers. Those numbers, were then deciphered (or decoded) into the question: Will you go to Sadie’s with me.
So, keeping with the nerd theme they proudly wear, my son responded with two cookies. They represented the atoms on the periodic table of elements for Y (for Yttrium) and Es. (Einsteinium) He enlisted my 16 year old daughter to draw the circles with frosting, but he dropped the appropriate number of electrons on each ring, so she would know which element they were. He gave her these:
He did not however give her these cookies. It was a possibility, but that would make it TOO easy!
For the cookies. The recipe we used was this:
- 1 cups butter
- 1 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs & milk. Stir in remaining ingredients. Roll out dough and cut with circle cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes.
For the frosting:
- 2 lbs powdered sugar
- 5 tablespoons Meringue powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 – 2/3 cup warm water.
Blend the powdered sugar with meringue powder. Pour the vanilla into the water. Slowly add the water, while using a stand mixer, until frosting is drippy enough to squeeze through a squeeze bottle, but not too runny!
For the atoms:
So there you have it!! What a fun dance invite idea for high school kids that LOVE SCIENCE (like mine!)