Growing Crystal Test Tube
Use the crystal powder provided to grow your own crystals! Assorted colours.
A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. In addition, macroscopic single crystals are usually identifiable by their geometrical shape, consisting of flat faces with specific, characteristic orientations. The scientific study of crystals and crystal formation is known as crystallography. The process of crystal formation via mechanisms of crystal growth is called crystallization or solidification.
The word crystal derives from the Ancient Greek word (krustallos), meaning both “ice” and “rock crystal”, from (korus), “icy cold, frost”.
Grow your own crystals in a test tube with this mini science kit! Includes a test tube with a metal lid and colored crystal powder. Sold individually, styles vary. We’ll assort in orders of more than one.
Examples of large crystals include snowflakes, diamonds, and table salt. Most inorganic solids are not crystals but polycrystals, i.e. many microscopic crystals fused together into a single solid. Examples of polycrystals include most metals, rocks, ceramics, and ice. A third category of solids is amorphous solids, where the atoms have no periodic structure whatsoever. Examples of amorphous solids include glass, wax, and many plastics.
When you dissolve the crystal powder in water, this creates a supersaturated solution which deposits extra molecules to form crystals. To extend the lift of the crystal, coat with a layer of clear nail polish.