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Title: "Gold" Penny Lab: Forming Brass from Zinc and Copper
Url: http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/metals/g.html
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Description: The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this experiment on forming brass and bronze from pennies. Students will use post and pre-1983 pennies to create bronze and brass alloys. The class will learn the differences between brass, bronze and copper as well as laboratory procedures for working with metals.

The lesson includes a step by step explanation of the laboratory procedure, discussion questions and teacher notes. The exercise should take about 40 minutes of class time.
LC Classification: Science -- Chemistry -- Analytical chemistry -- Technical analysis -- Metals -- Alloys (General). Nonferrous alloys
Science -- Chemistry -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Materials of engineering and construction -- Special materials -- Metals
Technology -- Manufactures -- Metal manufactures. Metalworking -- Brass and bronze
Technology -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Metallurgy -- Metallurgy of nonferrous metals -- Copper
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Metals
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-11-21 09:21:52 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-10-11 10:17:34 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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Resource URL Clicks: 20
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