Growing up my son was very much into science. He loved doing a science project and learning how things worked. I fostered that love of science by doing projects at home with him. Fast forward 20 years my son is a college student majoring in engineering.
Science is about patience, learning, experimenting. It is exciting, it’s useful and it’s ongoing. When children study science they not only learn something but they can also create things. Some of our favorite science projects have been making slime, building a volcano, and making crystal gem. The crystal gems are not only fun to make and teach patience but it is also edible and delicious. Think rock candy.
Fun and easy science project
The best part about making crystal gem is that it only requires a few ingredients. Things you have around the house like sugar, water, and glass jar. You can download the project HERE for complete instructions and an ingredient list.
The Science Behind The Fun
As time passes (and the solution cools), the water will slowly evaporate from the solution. As the water evaporates, the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string, and the candy crystals will grow molecule by molecule!
Extra Science Fun
Try making two jars of candy. In the first jar – seed your “Crystal Gem” Candy by rolling your string in water and sugar. In the second jar do not seed your string with sugar before growing. Determine if using seed sugar crystals changes the growth rate of your “Crystal Gem” Candy!
While your kids wait for the crystals to form enjoy a watch party.
Dis you know that Steven Universe: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD? It’s fun movie the family can enjoy togetehr.
About Steven Universe: The Movie
After so many harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come with a movie musical! Little do they know they’re about to face their worst enemy yet.