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  1. How transition metals help you to function! Metallic you

  2. What are metals? • How do you think a metal looks? • They exist in many different forms.......... • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8

  3. What are the transition metals?

  4. Science-fiction? • You do not have to look like him....... ........to realise that we all contain transition metals in our bodies

  5. Metals in your body-Blood • Transport • oxygen • Iron (Fe) • colour • Haemoglobin

  6. Blood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-sKZWqsUpw

  7. Lights, Camera, Action!

  8. Alien Blood! • Which solution is which metal?? • Try each solution with each of the ‘mixing’ agents.... ...............and see what you get! • Have fun mixing and making alien ‘blood’! • Which blood suits your alien?

  9. Blood and Smoking • Oxygen reversibly-binds to the iron in our blood • What is in smoke? • Carbon monoxide-this does not reversibly bind!!!!!! • So what happens?

  10. Metals and cancer • Cancer is when cells divide uncontrollably............ • So what do cancer treatments target? • DNA – the building block of life! • Think of it as a ZIP