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Alchemy: All That Glitters…
Nicolas Flamel <ul><li>You may have heard his name in Harry Potter, but Nicolas Flamel was a real person. He was born in F...
Goals of Alchemy <ul><li>The creation of the Elixir of Life, which cured all diseases and prolonged life indefinitely, and...
What Do You Think? <ul><li>Take a moment to answer the following questions in your journal: </li></ul><ul><li>Why would al...
Modern Alchemy <ul><li>In lab today, we will transform ordinary pennies into gold! </li></ul><ul><li>It will be your job o...
Lab: Penny For Your Thoughts <ul><li>Lab groups are posted. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions begin on page 11 of your lab bo...
Observation to Record <ul><li>Describe what you observed during the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think happen...
Conclusion <ul><li>Explain whether or not gold was produced today. </li></ul><ul><li>What further experiments might you ne...
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  1. 1. Alchemy: All That Glitters…
  2. 2. Nicolas Flamel <ul><li>You may have heard his name in Harry Potter, but Nicolas Flamel was a real person. He was born in France in the year 1330 and some believe he possessed the Philosopher’s Stone, which allowed him to succeed at the two goals of alchemy… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals of Alchemy <ul><li>The creation of the Elixir of Life, which cured all diseases and prolonged life indefinitely, and </li></ul><ul><li>The transmutation of common metals into silver and gold. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Do You Think? <ul><li>Take a moment to answer the following questions in your journal: </li></ul><ul><li>Why would alchemists want to turn metal into gold? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think any alchemists were successful? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modern Alchemy <ul><li>In lab today, we will transform ordinary pennies into gold! </li></ul><ul><li>It will be your job over the next few classes to perform tests to see how successful the transformation was. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lab: Penny For Your Thoughts <ul><li>Lab groups are posted. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions begin on page 11 of your lab books. </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Goggles are Required!! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Observation to Record <ul><li>Describe what you observed during the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think happened to turn the penny silver? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think happened to turn the penny gold? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Explain whether or not gold was produced today. </li></ul><ul><li>What further experiments might you need to perform to determine if you were successful today? </li></ul>
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