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Item #: AP6308 

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With the Crystal Forest Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students cut out and assemble paper trees and simply place them in a solution. Overnight the trees become “snow-covered” in a thick, delicate envelope of salt crystals!

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A new twist on crystal growing! In this activity, students cut out and assemble miniature paper trees. The trees are placed in a solution of Prussian blue, sodium chloride and ammonia. Overnight the trees become “snow-covered” in a thick, delicate envelope of salt crystals. This beautiful white forest is sure to be a classroom favorite. Includes detailed instructions and a reproducible student worksheet.

The Student Laboratory Kit is complete for 30 students, each making one tree. The Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students to each make one tree (150 trees).


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonia, household, 400 mL, 2
Bluing solution, 450 mL, 5
Sodium chloride, 1350 g, 2
Blotting paper, holiday tree prints, 8½" x 12", 30
Dishes, weighing, 1.5 g, 3½" x 3½" x 1", 150

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.