What a perfect blend of grocery-store chemistry, Christmas, winter, and science! Students will enjoy making crystal snowflakes out of pipe cleaners as you show them how to make a saturated crystal solution. The procedure to make the crystals is completely described and includes tips on preparing the boric acid crystal solution. To run the activity, you need hot water and borax, which can be found in the detergent aisle of some grocery stores. There is also ordering information for those that prefer Amazon. After the crystals are pulled from the solution, they can be dried and attached using pushpins to make an attractive, in-class crystal bulletin board!
These crystals make wonderful ornaments and can last for years!
Check out other Christmas Science Resources!
Candy Cane Science
The Amazing Hovering Tinsel
Santa Takes a Ride
Christmas Spinning Disks: STEM
Christmas Quizboards STEM
Merry Christmas Bulletin Board from Science
The Water Christmas Tree
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