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The Colorful Silicate Garden—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP4424

Price: $42.85

The Colorful Silicate Garden Crystal Formation Chemical Demonstration Kit is fascinating to watch. Various colored columns quickly sprout from a beaker, simulating stalagmite formation in caves. The crystals continue to grow for days.

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In a matter of seconds, columns of various colors sprout up from the bottom of a beaker containing a clear liquid. The crystals form like stalagmites in a cave and will continue to grow for several days. This beautiful crystal garden is fascinating to watch. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.

Concepts: Formation of insoluble silicates, osmosis, crystal structures.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Sodium silicate solution, aluminum chloride hexahydrate, iron(III) chloride, copper(II) chloride, cobalt nitrate.