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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs. cool room...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity shows you how to make amazing crystal spikes using Epsom salt and the sun. When Epsom salt is dissolved in water and placed in a container in the sun, the water evaporates, leaving...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 15 of the PDF, learners measure the amount of bubbles that they make using a detergent. Learners investigate whether adding Epsom salt to the solution affects its "...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this earth science/math/art activity, learners use simple ingredients to grow crystals and examine the repeating geometric shapes and patterns. Learners compare the growth of crystals from four...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 6 of the PDF, learners dissolve Epsom salt in water and discover that the resulting solution can be used to create a work of art. Use this fun art activity to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners create hard water by mixing Epsom salt and water. Then they compare what happens when soap solution is mixed with hard water and regular water. The precipitate that forms from soap and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners compare different types of salt crystals under a magnifying glass. Learners compare the size, shape, and color of table salt, Epsom salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this chemistry activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will learn about crystals by growing their very own. They will grow and compare three types of crystals and explore how a crystal forms as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners design a crushing test and discover that identifying and controlling the variables may be difficult. Although the crushing test will not give conclusive results, it is a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 10 of the PDF, learners detect the amount of energy that can flow through a sodium chloride electrolyte solution with a light sensor. Learners construct an electrolyte...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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