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MSU Science Saturday on Dec. 5 includes slimy goop

November 24, 2009

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Scientists and students from Montana State University will help kids understand what plastics, wood, clothes and erasers have in common at the next Science Saturday to be held from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Studio 1080, the interactive multimedia center in the atrium of the EPS Building. on the MSU campus.

The Science Saturday event is free and open to kids aged 8 and up.

"What do baby diapers and cleaning up oil spills have in common?" will be the topic and will touch on the unique properties of polymers. Participants will also make their own oobleck and slimy goop. Abigail Richards of MSU's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will be the main presenter.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants. To register, call (406) 994-6550 during MSU business hours.

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Jennifer Douglas (406) 994-7658;