Lesson Plan

Crystals: What Are They and What Holds Them Together

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Pupils are introduced to the characteristics of crystals and what keeps them together. Using the Periodic Table, they examine the various elements and develop a model of an atom. In groups, they place sugar and salt in petri dishes and record their observations of how the crystals change on a daily basis. To end the lesson, they answer questions based on the growth of their crystals and compare them with others.

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5th - 8th
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