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Weekend project: peep surgery

For those of us living in the Northwest hemisphere, this time of year brings rain, flowers…and sugary, gelatin-laden confections called Peeps. Originally in chick form exclusively, they have since expanded to include bunnies, They’re advertised as food, but frankly they’re quite inedible.

So what does one do with an Easter basket filled with these squishy creatures? You can dress them up, microwave them, or perform very precise, highly-specialized surgery on them.

In fact, the Peep research website provides several different experiments (all using the scientific method) that you can perform on your Peep.

Peeps have also contributed to space exploration.

So if you just happen to get stuck with these yellow (or pink, or green) confections, fear not; there’s science (or art) to the rescue!



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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