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Crystal Creation (Std VI)

This activity can be given after completing the topic on ‘Matter”
To help the students observe the
i) formation of crystals
ii) shape of crystals
Materials required
i) A shallow bowl
ii) A small piece of black KG card board
iii) A pair of scissors
iv) Warm water
v) Epsom salt
vi) Microscope

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Cut a piece of black KG carboard so that it fits at the base of the shallow bowl. In a vessel, add 1 table spoon of Epsom salt to ¼ or ½ cup of warm water. Stir until the salt gets dissolved. Pour this solution into the shallow bowl containing the black KG card board at its base. Leave the bowl in a place where there is direct sunlight and ask the students to observe what happens.
Instruction to the teachers 
At the end of the activity, initiate a discussion by asking the following type of questions.
i) What happened to the mixture ?
ii) Name the process involved.
iii) How long did it take for the mixture to dry up ?
l Draw their attention to the fact that this is how salt is extracted from sea - water.
l To make this activity even more interesting, ask the students to observe the shape of the crystals under a microscope.
l Then, ask the students to try the same experiment using sugar and salt.
Note : This activity can be made colourful using different salts.