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Other

Description:

This activity introduces students to the idea that crystals 'grow' (crystallize or precipitate) and that minerals or rocks also form this way, providing a very general idea of the nature of magma (molten material that eventually crystallizes into igneous rocks). Using solutions mixed by the teacher, they will observe and sketch the formation of crystals of potassium dichromate and copper II acetate by placing drops of the solutions on microscope slides and drying them on a hot plate. Discussion questions are provided.

Subjects:

  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Geology
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Science -- Earth science,Science -- Geology,High School,Undergraduate (Lower Division),General Public,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110702204047534T,Science -- Instructional issues,Education,Geoscience,NSDL

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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