Monday, January 28, 2013

Crystal Growing: Blogumentary Pt. 1

Today is the day! Let's grow some crystals. I opened my growing kit earlier and acquainted myself with the directions. They suggested that I get an adult to help me with the hot water. Unfortunately, I was the only one around, so I helped myself.
Basically, you measure water in the dish, filling it up 3/4 of the way. The instructions say to pour that water into a container, remembering the level. You then get an adult to help you heat up water and fill the container to the same level. This seemed a little odd to me. I wondered why I wasn't simply instructed to heat the water I poured. Maybe that is just the way that adults do it? Anyway...
I filled a shot glass, heated the water, poured it into a glass bowl, and preceded to stir in 3/4 of the packet of crystals until all the crystal powder dissolved, or in reality, until most of it had. I poured the green liquid into the tray that came with the kit.  I then put the two pebbles into the liquid, and sprinkled them with the remainder of the powder. I have placed the container on a paper plate on the stove. It was approximately 1:30 PM when I was finished. Let's see if these things will look like the picture at all.

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