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Title: The Secret Life of Gold
Url: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chem...
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Description: Chemistry educators and anyone curious to learn about gold may want to check out this article written by Grant Currin for the October 2019 issue of ChemMatters (see the 8-21-2015 Scout Report), an educational magazine published by the American Chemical Society. This informative and approachable article tells the story of how gold came into existence, an origin story that researchers have only recently begun to understand. In addition to the article, readers should take a look at the sidebar, where they will find a word puzzle about gold's diverse uses, an explanation of 24-karat gold and other gold alloys, a link to a related article exploring the idea of space mining, and more. High school chemistry teachers interested in assigning this article to their classes may appreciate its accompanying 11-page downloadable teacher's guide, which includes a pre-reading quiz, reading comprehension questions, the solution to the word puzzle, and suggestions for teaching strategies, among other tools. The article can be viewed online in full and also downloaded as a PDF that includes some of the sidebar content, and a Spanish translation is also available to download.
LC Classification: Science -- Chemistry -- Analytical chemistry -- Technical analysis -- Metals -- Alloys (General). Nonferrous alloys -- Special metal alloys, A-Z -- Gold alloys
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Key Concept: Chemistry -- Elements
Resource Type: Science Materials
Audience: Educator
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 19
Resource URL Clicks: 12
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