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Gypsum – A soft white mineral commonly used to make plaster of Paris, fertiliser and wall plaster in the building trade.

(Pronounced jip-sum)

The Egyptians did a sum (gypsum) to work out how much soft white mineral they needed to make plaster for the pyramids and fertiliser for their crops.

The Egyptians did a sum (gypsum) to work out how much soft white mineral they needed to make plaster for the pyramids and fertiliser for their crops.

 

Examples of gypsum in a sentence

The wall was made of cement and gypsum plaster.

Adding gypsum to fertilizer allowed for better crops as it provides more minerals for the plants.

Gypsum plaster is a great material to use in sculpting and moulding arts.

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