Metal Transformations

posted Apr 25, 2014, 5:55 AM by webmaster dnt   [ updated Apr 25, 2014, 6:19 AM ]
Repurposing objects for other uses can be a fun hobby and many people enjoy doing it with different things.  A quick Pinterest search of “repurposing” will result in thousands of great ideas for those objects just lying around or otherwise being thrown away.

Students in Food and Modern Chemistry were given the challenge of repurposing an object, but not just any object.  Metal.  They will be learning all things metal, including how metals act, empirical formulas, redox reactions, and about elements and alloys.  They have to use either metal provided, or their own scrap metal from home, and repurpose it using 2 out of 3 methods: welding, hot metal working, or electroplating. 

When each individual has completed their metal transformation, groups of three to four students will be formed.  The groups will each create a company using their projects.   They will develop brochures with background information on the company, explain processes and services that it provides, and show examples of work using their individual repurposed objects. 

Along with a brochure, the groups will also produce a 60 – 90 second commercial advertising their company.  Be sure to ask your student why you should choose their company over another one!