Celebrate Mole Day with Your Kids by Making Guacamole

By Somewhat Simple

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Sylvan partnered with Somewhat Simple for this post.

What better time to introduce kids to chemistry than a fun and tasty guacamole Mole Day activity? Mole Day is celebrated every year on October 23rd from 6:02 a.m.-6:02 p.m., in honor of Avogadro’s number, 6.02 x 10^23. Avogadro’s number is a proportion that relates molar mass on an atomic scale to physical mass on a human scale. Moles make it easier to compare quantities of different molecules, and are helpful in chemical equations.

 

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Making guacamole with your child is a simple way to celebrate the day, while also helping he or she get involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). STEM education is important for kids of all ages, but it’s particularly important to introduce your child to it at a young age when he or she is at their prime for learning and retention.

Sylvan EDGE is another way to teach your kids STEM skills that will benefit them throughout school and career. Sylvan offers coding, robotics, engineering and math programs that are taught in small-group settings and are tons of fun!

 

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Zesty Guacamole Recipe

  • 3 medium (or 2 large) avocados, diced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tajin seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

1. Add the avocados to a medium bowl. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the avocados to desired consistency. Add the juice of 1/2 lime and stir to combine.

2. Add the tomato, red onion, cilantro, garlic powder and Tajin seasoning, and stir gently to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, or cover tightly with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap against the top of the guacamole to prevent exposure to air.

 

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Read Somewhat Simple’s full article: Zesty Guacamole Recipe and Fun Mole Day Ideas.

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