PTNS-101 Lessons

Greetings to all, and welcome to Potions 101! I promise not to make this first lesson too exhaustive, but instead to give you an administrative overview of the course, and to provide the most basic introductions to the concept of “Potions,” including what they are and who shou...

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Welcome to the second week of Potions 101! I know that you are all anxious to brew your first potion, but I wanted to cover a bit more background before setting you before the cauldron. This week, we will cover some simple chemical concepts and vocabulary, and next week we will discuss ob...

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For those of you who grew up with parents who brewed at home, a good deal of this may be repetitive for you. However, it’s always good to revisit what we already know, particularly since, for many of you, it will be your first time putting these instruments to work on your own! As you kno...

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Welcome to the fourth lesson of Potions 101! I hope that you’re excited to brew your first in-class potion today. We will be starting your Hogwarts brewing career by brewing the Cure for Boils. This is not a very glamorous potion, I know, but it is a rather important potion. It is also on...

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In lieu of a full class this week, I decided that I will give you a brief review in order to help you reorganize your notes and prepare for the midterm exam as well as the optional essay that you may wish to do for extra credit. While I know that some of the basics we covered the first four...

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Gilgamesh and Endiku battling Humbaba His Breath Is Like Fire Congratulations on surviving your midterm, and welcome to the second half of Potions 101! I hope that you feel as though you have enough basic knowledge of potions procedure, tools, and safety to begin to get your hands a bit ...

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Now sadly, this lesson will be the last full lesson of the year. Lesson 8 will be our second lab with a bit of additional information, and the last lesson will be a review, a look at Year Two, and the final exam. Today we will be discussing ingredients: magical, mundane, and transitional. This ma...

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For the second Lab of Year 1, we will be brewing the Forgetfulness Potion. Perhaps this is not the best choice of Potions to have you brew right before the final, but be warned: a note saying you took Forgetfulness Potion and do not remember this year will not excuse you from the exam.The specifi...

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Welcome to your final class for Potions Year 1. I hope that all of you feel as though you have a solid foundational knowledge of what Potions are as well as an inkling of how they work and interact with the body. I will keep today brief so as to allow you time to finish studying for your fina...

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This course provides an introduction to Potions and Potioneering. First years will learn safety and fundamental Potions usage, terms, brewing, and basic theory. We will cover major ingredients as well as some history of Potions. Enroll