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A Chemistry-Themed Book Launch

Credit: Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman

Credit: Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman

Credit: Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman

Credit: Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman

During the book launching party for Jacqueline Jaeger Houtman children’s book, “The Reinvention of Edison Thomas,” Houtman provided guests with cupcakes in the form of a periodic table.  But she took the nerdiness a few steps further than simply labeling cupcakes with elements. The sweets were flavored according to their chemical group; noble gases were lemon, lanthanides were chocolate mint, halogens were chocolate peanut butter, etc.

Houtman also made sure guests earned those extra calories, and required them to learn a little something about their element before chowing down.  For more information on Houtman’s book, visit her website.

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