The children were very excited to discover that crystals did indeed grow on their pipe cleaners. They turned out beautiful!
The children were ask to complete a worksheet where they had to measure, weigh and determine the crystal's shape. They were asked to compare and contrast their pipe cleaner crystal with a real snowflake. This was followed by writing out their steps in sequential order using key terms. These will be used to make their teaching videos for Mr. Hill & their parents.
We also placed 4 different items made from different materials ( metal, glass, plastic and a fabric/light vinyl leaf) into a jar of borax solution to see if crstals have preferred materials. The results were perplexing but interesting.