Dangers of Nature (EN-CUR-471)

Hans Simon Holtzbecker (1620-1671); Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Convallaria majalis (liljekonval); Convallaria majalis (varietet af liljekonval), 1649-1659 CC0

How many times have we come across a beautiful and fragrant herb without being aware that we may have medicine or perhaps poison in our hands? The line between a drug and a poison is very thin and must not be crossed. That is why there is a famous pharmaceutical saying: “Only a dose makes a poison” (“Sola dosis facit venenum”). This scenario will allow students to explore the dangers of plants that we use often in our daily lives.

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Author: Marijana Zaninović

Age of Students: 15-16

Subject and Topic: Biology, Chemistry, Art, Informatics/ Biology: The dark side of the plants

Learning Scenario:

CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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