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Chemistry Lessons | Crystals | Paper and Digital

Chemistry Lessons | Crystals | Paper and Digital

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Learn about growing crystals with this low-prep lesson, reading passage, and simple research activity as part of your classroom chemistry unit. Learn about how crystals are formed and experiment to make your own. 

This resource is included in our Grade 5 Alberta Science Bundle. This resource is part of our Chemistry Bundle.

This hands-on resource includes:

  • a complete lesson plan that includes everything you need to learn about crystals and experiment with making your own.
  • student pages for experiments to make crystals from household materials.
  • suggested answers and answer keys.
  • a reading passage.
  • six crystal recipes that we have tested.
  • a word search.
  • a simple research activity.
  • a digital version of all the student pages. This version has loose text which can be read by assistive technology.

To do the experiments included in this lesson you will need lots of glass jars (recycled from the kitchen). You will also need a variety of household items to make the crystals. 

The lesson is short, but students may have to wait several days before making observations about their crystal experiments.

This resource aligns with:

  • the Alberta Program of Studies Grade 5 Classroom Chemistry

This resource supports:

  • any basic chemistry unit.
  • any lesson about crystals.

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