Science Projects

Quartz crystals commonly occur in nature.
A crystal is a form of matter in which the atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged in a highly ordered three-dimensional lattice. Crystals are also called crystalline solids because most crystals are solid. However, liquid crystals also exist. The word “crystal” comes from the Greek word krustallos, which means both […]

What Is a Crystal? Definition and Examples   Recently updated !

A seed crystal is a small crystal used to promote growth of a larger one.
A seed crystal is a small crystal that is used as a base to grow a large single crystal. Without a seed, crystals form slowly from random intermolecular interactions. When the seed is placed in a saturated or supersaturated solution it acts as a nucleation site. This decreases the time […]

How to Grow a Seed Crystal   Recently updated !

Fire writing with invisible ink
Fire writing is a fun science project. You write a message using invisible ink, let it dry, and then reveal the secret by touching a flame to the edge of the text. The message burns away, leaving the paper untouched except for the fire writing. Fire Writing Materials You only […]

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Brainstorm to get elementary school science project ideas.
Elementary school science projects are fun and educational, but coming up with a great idea can be challenging. If the project is for a science fair, there’s competition to win. But, the focus of the project should be on engaging a child in science and raising interest in how the […]

Elementary School Science Project Ideas   Recently updated !

Green Crystal Needles
Grow a quick cup of crystal needles in your refrigerator. The whole project takes between 15 minutes and 2 hours, from start to finish. All you need is Epsom salt, water, and a little food dye if you want a pop of color. Materials Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) Water (hot […]

How to Grow a Cup of Quick Crystal Needles   Recently updated !