By Alex, 5/1/2018


Pretty Polished Pennies

Experiments | Pretty Polished Pennies
Pretty Polished Pennies



  1. Out of your pennies, try to find the dirtiest one.

  2. Take a small piece of paper towel and dampen it slightly with water.

  3. With as much effort as you can, try for about 30 seconds to polish the penny with the paper towel. Is anything happening?

  4. Now, take the pencil's eraser and try to "erase" the patina covering the penny. What's happening now, and why?

Analysis and Conclusion

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