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Genius!

November 21, 2013

Sometimes an idea hits you out of the blue, and you get some kind of inkling of how that chap must have felt an apple fell on his head…

My cousin is 21 this weekend, and I wanted to send her a card. And in true Make Do and Mend style, I decided only a handmade one would do.
I was running through in my head, various ideas around using different types of paper to cut out a 2 and 1, or using playing cards to make 21 on the front of the card, and I started to think about what she likes, and that is when the lightbulb moment struck…
My niece is uber-bright and is studying Chemistry at Cambridge.
So, in an attempt to also appear uber-bright, I struck upon the idea of printing out the element that is number 21 in the Periodic Table 🙂
As I am only pretending to be uber-bright and my days of A-level Chemistry are far behind me, I had to google what element 21 is, and I know that you are now all shouting the answer at the computer (!).
It is Scandium.
Obviously.

So here is the card

211

I found a Google image of the ‘electron shell’ of Scandium (I realise you know what this is and it needs no explanation…) and PicMonkeyed it.

What do you think?
I am ludicrously chuffed with it.
Although I am slightly concerned that maybe all the Chemistry bods do this for each other all the time, and that I will have committed some kind of scientific faux-pas.

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  • Reply Holly u November 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Quite clever! And thanks for the explanations as the name of the element didn’t even ring a bell to me!

    • Reply Jen November 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Thank goodness for Google!

  • Reply helen marshall November 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    you are a genius-wonderful idea -you should be so proud and submitting a range to hallmarkxxx

    • Reply Jen November 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      You are too kind 🙂

  • Reply painterswife November 22, 2013 at 12:31 am

    what an excellent idea! i may have to borrow it…

    • Reply Jen November 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Borrow away 🙂

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo November 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Clever you! Well done. I bet she’ll love it. :o)

    • Reply Jen November 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      I hope so Jo! Hope all is good with you. x

  • Reply Sue November 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Wow how clever are you? What a wonderful idea. The only thing I learnt in chemistry was definitely do not put your text book near a lit Bunsen burner!

    • Reply Jen November 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      That would be a definite no-no. As would due leaning over a lit bunsen with long hair dangling around. Not that I am speaking from experience…

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