SC 2016 Semilab: The Art of Making Stones

 
by Tatiana Pyatina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how ancient civiliazations, Greeks and then Romans, created stone. Discover how building material that survived millennia was made. Learn secrets that humans had to rediscover after they were lost for centuries! Find out how to make cementitious materials that are used to build, repair, isolate on the ground, under the ground, under the sea, around you, and even inside of you! Make your own stones and try changing their properties. In this semilab each of you will be working with chemicals and chemical-lab equipment, so be ready to get slightly muddy! Unlike regular stones this semilab is flexible and adjustable to your level of knowledge, but asking questions is a must! Basic chemical principles will be illustrated with fun experiments.

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