Saturday, September 27, 2008
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!