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Use this website and go the Credits page for direct access to the links to use as resources: "Arsenic and Old Lace" The Chemistry Connection A WebQuest for High School Chemistry Students Designed by Stacy E. Snoble Last updated on December 14, 1999. Based on a template from   The WebQuest Page Introduction "Arsenic and Old Lace" is a play written in 1941 by Joseph Kesselring.  It is the story of two elderly sisters who poison  unsuspecting gentlemen boarders by serving them elderberry wine laced with arsenic then bury them in the cellar of  their home.  What is arsenic?  How does it affect the body?  Have any historical figures died from arsenic poisoning?   Are there cases of arsenic poisoning today? The Task You and your team members will assume the roles of news magazine reporters.  Your jobs will be to cover the story of  Brewster sisters and their deadly deeds.  The plot of the play will provide the foundation for the story but other  information is needed to provide viewers a better understanding of arsenic and arsenic poisoning.  Each team member  will take one of four roles:  chemist, doctor, historian(s), and news reporter.  Together, you will prepare a ten to fifteen  minute video similar to a segment on a news magazine show reporting on arsenic and arsenic poisoning.  The Process The following is a day-by-day guide for completing this project, although we may make some adjustments to the  scheduling. Day 1 1. You will be assigned to a group with three other students. 2. With groups sitting together, the class will start watching a movie version  of "Arsenic and Old Lace".  You  should take notes to help you remember the main points of the story. Days 2 and 3 1. The class will finish watching the movie. 2. Within each group, roles will be chosen.  (chemist, doctor, historian, news  reporter) 3. Each group will collaboratively write a news story reporting the discovery of the bodies of several gentlemen,  the cause of their death, information about the suspects, and the motive behind the crimes.  The plot of the  play should be the foundation for this story. Days 4 through 7 1. Each group member will search electronic, as well as, printed material to find information pertaining to their  specific role.  A job description and a list of potential sources is provided with each role listed below. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course CHEM 100 taught by Professor Sdfsdf during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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