Crystal Gardens

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In this activity, which requires adult supervision, learners get to explore the awesome power of chemistry. They will choose from one of two types of crystals they want to grow and see first-hand how nature creates these beautiful structures.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per student)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • COSI classroom and online activities


  • All rights reserved, COSI Columbus, 2009