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Crystal Structure Lab

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Students study and examine crystal shape. They create the two basic unit cells (one a tetrahedron) out of pipe cleaners and dip them into soapy water to see if they can form bubbles to represent a silicon atom in the center of a tetrahedron.

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10th - 12th
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning