SCIENCE IT! THE MAGICAL AMORTENTIA SPELL – A Love Enchantment
Science2Life’s Science It Programmes takes everyday life objects, toys and knick-knacks and turns them into fun, innovative science projects. In this activity Scientific Sue is using the colour changing properties of red cabbage to perform the AMORTENTIA Enchantment.
Red cabbage – which is purple! – is a natural acid/base indicator
Description: Causes target to be strongly attracted to a particular witch or wizard.
- Pop-up Wand
- Red Cabbage Magic
- 3 x small clear measuring cups
- 1 x 60 ml measuring up
- 2 x 50 ml bottles with flip top cap
- 2 Pipettes
- Tub of Baking Soda – 40 g
- Tub of Citric Acid – 40 g
- 4 x wooden stirring spoons
- Liquified Ogre’s Bogeys label
- Dragons drool Label
In this video Scientific Sue will show you how you can use the red cabbage powder in a very magical spell.
From the Latin amor (love) tentamen (attempt or effort), Amortentia is a powerful love enchantment. The spell doesn’t actually create love, but causes the target to be strongly attracted to a particular witch or wizard. Both muggles and wizards can fall under the spell of AMORTENTIA!
This video will take you through the steps you need to take to wow your audience – Science Magic – Fun Guaranteed!
Secrets for Success:
Potions and Explosions Spell Book Click on this link for the full version of this and other spells!
Add a spoonful of the dried cabbage powder into the 60 ml cup. Top up with 40 ml warm water. Leave for 10 minutes. Use a sieve to remove the rehydrated cabbage leaves. You now have some “Dragon’s Drool’ to use in your AMORTENTIA Spell!
Prepare the cups before your audience arrives: place a spoonful of Dried Skin of Basilisk (Citric Acid) into one clear cup and Horn of Bicorn (Baking Soda) in to another.
Watch the video to give you an idea of a possible story line. Don’t forget this is your spell so you can make up any story to go with the colour changes.
Test other powders and liquid in the kitchen and bathroom, with adult supervision. Can you get any other colours? Use the Red cabbage card to give you some ideas.