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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11 | 11-14
Duration: 0-29 mins | 60 or more mins
  • Science

Create Crystals

Watch crystals form from a bicarb solution

It’s hard to imagine a wintery snow scene without crystals and icicles. Drips of icy water freeze into long frozen structures which hang from roofs, windows and from the branches of trees. In this fun activity students are going to create crystals without the use of a fridge! This experiment will test and improve their maths and science skills.

Download the activity sheet below or watch our video for step-by-step instructions. If you’re up for an extra activity, try our crossword puzzle that uses words from the experiment. 

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation #SantaLovesSTEM or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.


Create Crystal

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