Where the Crystals Grow
Where do crystals come from?
Are crystals alive?
Can you grow a crystal?
Why are they all different shapes?
This STEAM activity looks at the world of crystals.
Join us as we hear the story of Glenna, the dawn fairy as she has an adventure on this end of the beanstalk. Glenna breaks her magic fairy crystal and has to find all the pieces before she can go back home.
Children will be invited to look at, touch and hold a variety of Brazilian crystals and talk through the different methods of finding and shaping the crystals.
In this STEAM activity children will also make a 'crystal' like pendant of their very own to keep.
They will look and make different crystal growing recipes and also how to grow crystals on objects. These experiments will start forming before their eyes but can take up to 48 hours to be complete. When these experiments are completed, the children will also get to take a closer look at the crystals using our microscope converters. They will look at the crystal surfaces at a magnified level.
1 x STEM Presenter (approximately 1.5 hour workshop)
1 x Where The Crystals Grow Presentation/Workshop
1 x risk assessment
Resources for up to 30 children, contact us about additional pricing for larger groups
1 x PDF Educator Resource (includes Snapshot of workshop, Analysis of Learning, Follow on activity ideas and links to EYLF or MTOP and the NQF)
This workshop can be modified for each age group, please specify on booking form.
Access to an electrical power outlet.
Tables to make pendants on