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    In this activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners will observe both a chemical and a physical change. By experimenting with plaster of paris, students will differentiate between these types of changes...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, pairs of learners will create two make-believe dig sites by burying chicken bones in plaster of Paris--a powder that hardens when wet. Then, learners try to excavate (dig out)...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Cornell Center for Materials Research
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    In this activity, learners explore how composites work by creating and testing their own composite for an imaginary company. This activity shows learners that composites are simply materials that...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    In this chemistry activity, learners witness an exothermic reaction, while making their very own, completely usable sidewalk chalk. This is also an excellent activity for exploring color mixing. In...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 25-31 of PDF), learners soak sponges with different amounts of plaster of paris to simulate different levels of calcification in bone formation. After being allowed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, learners combine two substances (plaster of Paris and water) to make a cast of an object's imprint in clay. Use this activity to introduce learners to how scientists and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 7 of the PDF, learners experiment with the interesting designs that can be made by painting on plaster. Learners discover the chemistry behind fresco, an art technique made...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this experiment, learners will conduct chemical and physical tests to identify mystery substances. This experiment is very flexible, allowing educators to determine the number of unknowns to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes