Small Scale Sculpting: Etch Lab

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Make works of art using a vintage yet effective etching strategy. The surface of a semiconductor chip has specific patterns formed through a process called etching. Through a lab investigation, young scholars recreate that process on a larger scale using chalk and vinegar.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Time the activity to fall around the Easter holiday; decorate a tree to display the etched eggs 
  • Use provided assessment questions as an exit card
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect and prepare materials prior to the day of the activity
Pros

  • Provides an option for an extension activity 
  • Includes photos of results to add clarity
Cons

  • None