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Macbeth explained through chemistry

No matter where we turn in India, magnificent displays of color are always there to greet us. Women of all ages can be seen, adorning their frames with bright sarees; abundant, lush greenery can usually be found just a stone’s throw away. To add a bit of dark contrast to this colorful world, the students of Breanna Reynold’s 12th grade Language & Literature classes have been studying the macabre Shakespeare tragedy Macbeth and demonstrating their knowledge through a series of creative assignments.

One such assignment called for the students to be divided up into four groups, with the groups being based on each student’s decision to assume the role of a lawyer, scientist, mathematician, or dramatist. The scientists, comprised of Pema, Charis and Cameron L., were asked to complete the following:

Illustrate Acts 1 and 2 of Macbeth as a scientific experiment. List the ingredients that you would need to mix together, what causes the spark, what heats up the situation, and what cools down the situation. What repels / what attracts / what binds and what separates. What causes the final explosion? You will need to create a creative, shareable visual for your presentation.

The group decided to share their final work through the use of a pictograph, which you can view below (click to enlarge):

 

Kudos to the trio on presenting both chemistry and Shakespeare in such a clever and visually appealing way!

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