Medieval Careers - Alchemists

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This product contains 6 one-page reading passages covering Medieval Alchemists, the philosopher’s stone, panacea, Roger Bacon, Nicholas Flamel, and symbolism. Activities, review game, worksheet and teacher’s key are all included. This product is also perfect for substitute teacher’s enrichment learning, homeschool or co-ops! The reading passages are great for close reading with any non-fiction graphic organizer (not included).

You are living in the Middle Ages, a period of time when little advancement was made in the areas of art and science. The year is 1032 AD, and you live in Western Europe. You work day and night conducting experiments with various minerals, metals and herbs. Your objective? To find the philosopher’s stone. gold, immortality, and a remedy of all diseases – these are your goals. You are a medieval alchemist!

This is one lesson in a series of “Medieval Career Lesson Plans.”

Reading Passages:
6 one-page reading passages covering the following topics:

• Alchemy During the Middle Ages
• When, Where, Why, What, How, and Who of Alchemy
• Roger Bacon and Nicholas Flamel
• Religious Reasons for Symbolism in Alchemy
• Alchemists’ Use of Symbolism
• Success or Cheating?

Activities
This product includes the following classroom activities:

 Complete the Job Application
 Be an Alchemist: Try Some Experiments:
• Instructions for Dirty Penny Experiments
• Instructions for Rusting Iron Experiment
• Instructions for Vinegar and Baking Soda
 Read an Alchemist’s Passage and Teacher’s Key
 Writing Prompt
 Play Review Game – True/False
 Alchemists Worksheet and Teacher’s Key
 Suggested Books and Movies

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Medieval Careers: Architects and Engineers - Castles, Cathedrals and Siege Engines
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Medieval Careers: Astrologers and Astronomers

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Medieval Careers- Alchemist by Sarah Peterson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Total Pages
19
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 hours

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Medieval Careers - Alchemists