Grow Your Own Crystals!
Earth science is a common part of first grade curriculum, and kids usually adore it. There’s always the thrill of messing with dirt … but there’s also the more delicate art of looking at rock formations and even crystalline “gems.”
Here is a real-life science experiment you can do to “grow” crystals in your home using simple, everyday ingredients.
What You Need:
- Shallow plastic tub or bowl
- Mixing bowl
- Piece of brick
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup bluing (from the grocery store or hardware)
- ¾ cup ammonia (also from grocery or hardware)
- Salt shaker with regular household salt