This is what a scientist mind is all about. Video from “JossTro” en youtube “For Christmas I got a packet of “Space Age Crystals” from my auntie and uncle. I wanted to see what they would look like growing quickly, so my Dad and I set up a camera and this is the result after
This video from youtube shows how the crystals grow by temperature reduction, in other words, as the solution cools crystals will grow. but from about second 30 on the video, the crystals will continue growing but this time by evaporation, this process is slower therefore the crystals will grow clear from now on…
This is the most common and easiest way for a crystal to grow. The crystal will begin to grow only when the solution is saturated. Let me define “saturated“ for you. In this case, saturated solution is when we cannot dissolve anymore crystal growing chemical in a certain amount of water. This is better called balanced solution.
One of the few things we need to understand before working on our experiments is that Space Age Crystals will grow only inside of the “solution”, this is why is important to select the right size and shape of the vessel where the crystal will develop. Keep in mind that gravity is involved in the growing process. (Crystals