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113 resources with the concept crystals

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Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Here's a small collection that introduces young scientists to some very big concepts. Kids complete an interactive, build structures, use magnifying lenses to find micro specimens, and compare objects—large and small. Learners examine...
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How to Squeeze Electricity Out of Crystals

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It is possible to generate electricity by squeezing a single sugar crystal. A short video explains how this is possible and the way this knowledge has changed our society. From sonar devices to renewable energy, generations rely on this...
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A Crystal Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young chemists grow ionic crystals, metallic crystals, and supersaturated crystals in three different lab experiments. Observing these under a microscope allows pupils to compare the various structures. 
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Solubility Test

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Make sure to consult the teacher's handbook, Inquiry in Action - Investigating Matter Through Inquiry, for two demonstrations that can be done to introduce solubility and measuring crystal mass before having the class conduct this...
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Recrystallization Test

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Crystallize the answer to the question that has been investigated since the first of four lessons: What is the unknown crystal? Pupils have examined, crushed, and dissolved four samples plus an unknown as an exploration of the properties...
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Curious Crystals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Crystals are more than meets the eye! Can learners tell them apart simply by observation? As they examine five samples with a magnifier, they find that appearance alone is not enough. This serves as an introduction to a mini unit on...
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Sugar Crystal Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to...
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How Do Crystals Form?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Once again, a teacher is videotaped while lecturing his class when describing how crystals form and grow. It feels like you're sitting in a college classroom and taking a lecture from a very good instructor. His speaking style is...
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A Closer Look at Crystals

For Students K - 5th
It's about to become crystal clear! Learners compare and contrast three different types of crystal substances. First they observe their structure and then investigate how they interact with various substances.
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Making Crystals - Salt, Alum, Borax, and Sugar

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Crystalline structures have unique properties that are sure to wow classes. A hands-on lesson has learners form their own crystals using a variety of compounds. They then choose a variable to investigate to determine its impact on the...
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Grow Rock Candy

For Students 6th - 12th
The best way to study crystals is to make your own! A hands-on lesson shows learners how to make their own rock candy from household materials. While they watch the crystals grow, they discover their structure and can even eat their...
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Everything Changed When the Fire Crystal Got Stolen

For Students 6th - 12th
Viewers of a short video use the Proof by Contradiction technique; to determine which apprentice monk swallowed which crystal the group attempted to steal from the Sacred Crystal Temple.
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Mineral Madness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Science does not need to be as hard as a rock. Pupils test 10 different minerals to determine their properties. The learners observe luster, streak, hardness, and fluorescence for each specimen. Afterwards, they compare and contrast the...
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How Do Crystals Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do amazonite, heliotrope, carnelian, and diamonds have in common? There are all crystals and members of one of the six crystal families. Viewers of a fascinating short video learn about the molecular structure of crystals that cause...
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Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it take to be considered a smart material? Learners investigate the properties of Nitinol, a smart material, through a hands-on lab activity. They examine the crystal lattice structure and the conditions required for Nitinol to...
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Making a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Introduce your classes to a fourth state of matter! Liquid crystals have a colorful sheen that changes based on different physical factors. Learners use this information to create a liquid crystal thermometer where the color of the...
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Hard Rock Candy

For Students 9th - 12th
Science is the key to the best candy recipes! A laboratory investigation asks learners to monitor the effects of temperature, time, and chemical additives have on the texture of rock candies. Young scholars compare the size of crystals...
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This Crystal Can Split Light Particles

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can photons be split? It appears that way! Observe as one photon becomes two during a video from an informative physics playlist. The resource examines the nature of photons, how the crystals can help increase or decrease the number of...
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Organic Molecules Day—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
In search of an organic lab that employs real-life techniques and analysis methods? Groups carry out the nitration of methyl benzoate, then attempt to determine the number and location of the nitro groups added to the benzene ring....
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Igneous Rocks: Completing the 3D Picture

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Finally, an easy-to-make volcano model: no baking soda and vinegar required! Junior geologists construct a volcano in 3-D, then use it to answer questions about the processes and timescale of igneous rock formation. The activity includes...
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Salt, Diamonds and DNA: 5 Surprising Facts About Crystals

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is your favorite crystal? Scholars learn about the variety of different crystal in an episode of a video series on chemical reactions. The video presents intriguing facts about these crystals that make each unique—a fun approach to...
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Ionic Compounds and Bonds: Why Does Salt Melt Ice?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
These atoms don't believe in sharing. Introduce intrepid chemists to ionic boding using an engaging JFR Science video. Topics include ionic compounds, how the bonds form, and properties of ionic salts.
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How Can You See an Atom?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Seeing is believing! But, how can something as tiny as an atom be made visible? Explore the history of the atom with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Content includes early concepts of the atom, as well as...
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Ice Cream Chemistry

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Here's a sweet lesson for your ice cream lovers! Scholars explore the effect temperature and emulsifiers have on the creation of ice crystals. They see that making slight adjustments changes the consistency of ice cream by...