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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Crystal Growing Kit

Item # 820105 Exclusive

Grades 7–12. Through several hands-on activities that focus on solutions and crystal growing, students learn about physical science and engineering concepts. Students first create a supersaturated sugar solution and grow sugar crystals, then brainstorm ways that the sugar solution and crystal growing setup can be modified to meet a specific design challenge. Finally, they reengineer their crystal growing solutions and compete to create the best design. Kit materials equip 15 pairs of students.

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$43.75

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Grades 7–12. Watch the engineering design process crystallize in your classroom with this Carolina STEM Challenge® kit! Through a series of hands-on activities that focus on solutions and crystal growing, students learn about physical science and engineering concepts. Students first work through a warm-up activity to create a supersaturated sugar solution and grow sugar crystals. They then brainstorm ways that the sugar solution and crystal growing setup can be modified to meet a specific design challenge. Finally, student teams reengineer their crystal growing solutions and setups and compete to create the best design.

In Carolina STEM Challenge®: Crystal Growing Kit, students:

  • Learn about unsaturated, saturated, and supersaturated solutions
  • Make saturated solution
  • Grow sugar crystals
  • Use the engineering design process to compete in a design challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits include scoring and grading rubrics to facilitate assessment of team results. Team presentations allow students to think critically about their experience, to communicate scientifically, and demonstrate their learning in creative ways. Kit materials support 15 design teams of 2 students each.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Twine, 200-ft Roll 1 Included
Petri Dishes 45 Included
Wooden Stir Sticks 250 Included
Craft Sticks 100 Included
Table Sugar, 5 lb 2 Included
Confectioner's Sugar, 1 lb 2 Included
Digital Resource Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Beakers, 100 mL 15 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinders, 10 mL 15 Needed, Not Included
Hot Plates 15 Needed, Not Included
Beaker Tongs 15 Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Balances Needed, Not Included
Weigh Boats or Weigh Paper Needed, Not Included
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