How to Grow Crystals

On Thursday we did an experiment to find out if crystals will grow on pipe cleaners. The materials we used were hot water, borax and pipe cleaners. We made shapes like snowflakes and dinosaurs out of the pipe cleaners.crystals

Then we mixed the borax in boiling water to make the solution. Our hypothesis was IF we put the pipe cleaners in the borax solution, THEN the crystals will grow. Next, we soaked the pipe cleaner creations in the borax solution overnight.

On Friday we took them out of the solution. They weren’t plain pipe cleaners anymore. They were beautiful crystal covered shapes. We proved that our hypothesis was correct.

~Written by Melany and Jay – Second Grade Scientists

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