Steve Spangler Science: Borax Crystal Ornaments

Here’s an easy and amazing way to grow colorful borax crystal decorations overnight.

Bringing real snowflakes inside one-at-a-time is next to impossible. The snowy globs on your shoes and gloves don’t count, either.  So, to work around this conundrum, here’s a solution using a Borax Crystal Snowflake instead of real snow. This special snowflake is almost just as beautiful and unique as a snowflake you capture from the sky. However, it won’t melt and it’s a heck of a lot easier to see! Besides, the Borax Crystal Snowflake uses some fun, hands-on chemistry and makes a perfect holiday experiment for a perfect holiday decoration.


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Chemistry
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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