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Colorful Stalactites and Stalagmites—Demonstration Kit

By: Mike Shaw, West Stokes H.S., King, North Carolina

Item #: AP6538 

Price: $47.91

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Colorful Stalactites and Stalagmites Demonstration Kit for Earth science and geology is a great demonstration kit for chemistry and earth science classrooms alike. Watch as beautiful stalagmites and stalactites form before your eyes.

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Watch as beautiful stalactites and stalagmites form before your eyes! A great demonstration kit for chemistry and earth science classrooms alike. The double replacement reactions seen in this demonstration can be used to illustrate a variety of science concepts ranging from stalactite and stalagmite creation to precipitate formation on a macro scale. Guaranteed to be a hit in your classroom! Includes detailed teacher instructions, extensive background information and enough chemicals for seven demonstrations.

Concepts: Stalactites, stalagmites, precipitates, double replacement reactions.
Time Required: 20 minutes


Materials Included in Kit: 
Cobalt nitrate, lab grade, 100 g
Copper(II) sulfate, lab grade, medium crystals, 150 g
Sodium hydroxide solution, 1 M, 1 L, 2
Wire gauze squares, 5" x 5", 2

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
MS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
HS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.