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Sugar Crystals

Sugar crystals are fun to grow and taste delicious.  What a great way to learn about science!

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Sugar Crystals

(water, sugar, string, pencil, container)

  • Boil about 1 ½ cup (400 ml) water.
  • Add about ¾ cup (200 ml) of sugar to the water, and stir the solution well.
  • Pour the solution into the jar. Make sure that the jar you selected can withstand the temperature (a glass should work).
  • Suspend the string from a pencil.
  • Submerge the string in the solution.

The sugar crystals will grow slowly on the string over a period of several days.  If you want the string to hang straight in the jar, tie a weight to the bottom of the string.

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