Sunday, February 22, 2009


Objective: Students will make sandstone


  • paper cup
  • cementing solution (2 parts water to one part Epsom salt)
  • sand
  • hand lens


  1. Fill the paper cup half full of sand. Pack the sand with your hand.

  2. Slowly add cementing solution until all of the sand is wet.

  3. Put the cup in a warm place until the sand dries completely.

  4. Carefully tear away the paper cup.

  5. Observe the sand with the hand lens.

  6. Have students write a paper or describe what they observed.

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