Title

The Effect on How Changing the Liquid Affects the Growth of Crystals

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to find out how different liquids affect the speed and size of crystals' growth. This project shows how crystals can be formed with different liquids, different minerals, and different temperatures. The minerals used were borax, alum, sugar, and salt. The liquids used were Sprite, water, and vinegar. Studies have shown that Sprite is one of the best liquids to use when making crystals. Some crystals formed quick and others took longer. The crystals were made by boiling the liquid and mixing the mineral with. All the minerals and liquids were proportional to make the crystal. There was ¼ cup of the mineral and ¼ cup of the liquid. Then the string was added so the crystals were able to form on it. The results did suggest that Sprite was the fastest liquid to grow crystals and have the largest crystals form in size. Water was the second best and vinegar was last. There were a total of four trials for each solution. Even though Sprite was the best liquid to use in this experiment, the crystals only formed a little quicker than the other liquids. The method used was to get the solution made from the mineral and liquid, place a dowdle, and dangle the string on the cup. The results showed that the hypothesis was not fully shown, but some parts were.

Location

Furman Hall 108

Start Date

3-28-2020 8:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 28th, 8:45 AM

The Effect on How Changing the Liquid Affects the Growth of Crystals

Furman Hall 108

The purpose of this project was to find out how different liquids affect the speed and size of crystals' growth. This project shows how crystals can be formed with different liquids, different minerals, and different temperatures. The minerals used were borax, alum, sugar, and salt. The liquids used were Sprite, water, and vinegar. Studies have shown that Sprite is one of the best liquids to use when making crystals. Some crystals formed quick and others took longer. The crystals were made by boiling the liquid and mixing the mineral with. All the minerals and liquids were proportional to make the crystal. There was ¼ cup of the mineral and ¼ cup of the liquid. Then the string was added so the crystals were able to form on it. The results did suggest that Sprite was the fastest liquid to grow crystals and have the largest crystals form in size. Water was the second best and vinegar was last. There were a total of four trials for each solution. Even though Sprite was the best liquid to use in this experiment, the crystals only formed a little quicker than the other liquids. The method used was to get the solution made from the mineral and liquid, place a dowdle, and dangle the string on the cup. The results showed that the hypothesis was not fully shown, but some parts were.