Science for Kids: Overnight Crystal Garden. Epsom Salt; Glass jars; Liquid Watercolors; Water; Bowl or glass measuring cup; Fork
Science for Kids: Overnight Crystal Garden One special ingredient you can buy at the grocery store is all you need!
The video tracks formation of snowflakes from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth. When the droplets cool, six crystal faces form because water molecules bond in hexagonal networks when they freeze. It explains that ice crystals grow fastest at the corners between the faces, fostering developmen...
This investigation centers around growing crystals from Borax powder (located in the laundry detergent aisle). Students will practice recording information, using tools of science, and engaging in discussion as they conduct the investigation. Handouts are included to connect the investigation to reading, mathematics, research, and writing standards with an emphasis on higher-level activities.
Grow Crystals Grow your own crystal icicle using baking soda and water in about a week Suitable for kids aged 5+ with parental supervision You Need: Two glass jars Two paper clips A length of thick woolen thread Baking soda Shallow dish Spoon Very warm water
Moss Terrarium : "quite easy. You need a glass jar or any glass container. Then in layers add small rocks, then a mix of soil and peat moss, then an inch of activated carbon (from the fish section of a pet store) then dried moss and finally fresh moss. Now comes the fun part! Arrange natural treasures like pretty rocks or shells or crystals on top. Some of the kids built tiny fairy houses or streams of sea glass. Add a squirt of water and put the top on nice and tight! You only need to add wa...