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Magic Tree – Crystal Growing Kit
Grow colorful crystals on an amazing Magic Tree in less than six hours. Instructions for our crystal-growing kit are simple! Just pour the crystal-growing liquid into the plastic tray, insert the tree into the tray and allow the liquid to soak into the specially treated paper tree. The beautiful and delicate tree will dry and become a treasure you can enjoy for weeks. The crystals will grow in assorted colors, and the tree will measure up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) tall. This crystal-growing kit is a fun activity that introduces children to the beauty of salt weatherization.
Recommended for ages six and up.
What Does It Teach?
The Magic Tree crystal-growing experiment kit will teach kids what happens when certain solutions are mixed together. Kids will study the resulting characteristics of crystals and document whether the trees have regular shapes and shiny surfaces. You can also use this crystal-growing experiment kit to spark a conversation about the process of salt weathering and why it occurs in nature.
Magic Tree Crystal-Growing Kit – What’s Included?
• Crystal-growing liquid
• Specially treated paper tree
• Plastic tray
How Does It Work?
Our Magic Tree Crystal-Growing Kits include a pre-cut paper tree treated with a special chemical that reacts with the crystal-growing solution. Pour on the crystal-growing liquid and place the tree in an area where it will remain undisturbed for several hours.
In just 15 minutes, you’ll notice colored crystals appearing on the tree. To make sure your tree grows evenly, rotate the tray every 15 minutes. After a few hours, your tree will be completely covered with beautiful crystals.
Crystallization Made Visible
Children ages six and up can enjoy watching the crystallization of a salt as they create a beautiful and colorful Magic Tree with this kit from Steve Spangler Science. Crystallization is a process that occurs often in nature and can be seen in coastal areas, particularly in the salt weathering of rocks. This grow-your-own crystals kit contains a liquid that creates branch-like crystals as water from the solution begins to evaporate from the chemically treated paper tree. Children will feel a sense of accomplishment when beautiful trees of yellow, green, orange and pink show up a few hours after they are prepared. Their eyes will grow wide as they take in the crystalline structures, and they will delight in knowing the tree was something they created with our crystal science kit. The crystallized trees are non-toxic, but they should not be eaten by children or pets. Once grown, they will last for several weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do crystal-growing kits work?
Our crystal-growing kits couldn’t be easier! Pour included liquid into the plastic tray, insert the included paper tree, and leave your creation in a place where it will remain undisturbed for several hours. Rotate the tray every 15 minutes to ensure that your tree grows evenly.
Is this crystal science kit non-toxic?
Yes. Even though they are non-toxic, that doesn’t mean we recommend treating them as an afternoon snack.
What colors do the crystals grow?
Each tree grows individual colors of yellow, green, orange, or pink crystals.
Will it still work if some of the liquid is crystallized?
Yes, even though the liquid might be crystallized, the tree will still grow just as well.
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