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Academics Weekly Assignment — June 5th, 2022

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of June 5th, 2022! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Herbology - Bleeding-Hearts" created by Arne (tqrpiar).

The assignment is as follows:
Bleeding-Hearts is a term that covers several flowers that represent the human heart. Besides being decoration, these plants get used within the magical community quite a lot!

The petals of bleeding-hearts are used for potions, but they have a very unique way of being prepared before usage. The petals have to be soaked for a full 24 hours in moonwater—this dissolves a majority of the poison within the flower. Afterwards, the bleeding-hearts have to be boiled in a golden cauldron on high heat for 24 hours. Any other cauldron besides a golden one is not fit to get rid of bleeding-hearts’ poison.

If these steps aren’t done correctly, it’s guaranteed to have a failed potion and hospital trip on the side.

Beyond potions, what are some other uses you can see bleeding-heart being used for? Can this toxic plant be used for a good cause, or is it restricted to negative uses? Does its poisonous nature play a part? If so, how? If not, how do you get around it?

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, June 12th, 2022. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, Academics Lead or Head of Academics on Discord.

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