In this activity, students grow crystals, learn that they are formed when solutions cool and study their characteristics (regular shape and shiny).

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • recognise that crystals have a regular shape and are shiny
  • recognise the presence of crystals in igneous rocks
  • provide conditions for growing crystals

Download the Word file (see link below ) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • instructions on what you need and what to do
  • discussion questions
  • extension activities
  • student worksheet
    Published 9 April 2010