Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yeast

Thursday Kelly came home with a small little gift for Clara. It was a Giant Microbe that he got at the school bookstore. This is saccharomyces cerevisiae. It's Latin name means "sugar fungus of the beer." It contains special enzymes that turn sugar molecules into carbon dioxide and alcohol. One yeast can turn into 1,000,000 in only six hours. The toy is 1,000,000 times yeasts actual size. Clara loves it and I think it is so clever. Kelly is so nice!

4 comments:

MaryElla said...

That is so cute! I love it.

Schwabs said...

That's probably the funniest little stuffed thing that I've seen. I like that it has eyes. Haha!

Libby said...

How funny! I hear that mom is going down for the weekend. Do you have some fun things planned with her?

Tricia G said...

That is surprisingly cute!