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Fluorite on muscovite mica

From the Halpern Mineral Collection, San Francisco

Know a budding scientist with a sweet tooth? It’s easy for you and your kids to grow a rainbow of homemade rock candy crystals — all you need is a little kitchen chemistry.

How To Make Rock Candy

Know a budding scientist with a sweet tooth? It’s easy for you and your kids to grow a rainbow of homemade rock candy crystals — all you need is a little kitchen chemistry. (christmas desserts for kids to make fun)

This project uses hot tap water, not boiling water, so it's safer for young crystal growers. Place the crystal solution in the refrigerator and get sparkly needle-like crystals within a few minutes to a few hours. It's that easy!        1/2 cup Epsom salt      1/2 cup hot tap water      food coloring (optional)  instructions here:  http://chemistry.about.com/od/crystalrecipes/ht/cupofcrystals.htm

Try These Easy Crystal Growing Recipes

Growing crystals does not have to be complicated! This is a collection of easy crystal growing recipes.

Eggshell Geode.  This is an eggcellent (pardon my pun) fun science lesson!

Cheap and Easy DIY Projects for Homeschoolers

Making rock candy at home is really easy and lots of fun! This activity is a beautiful Science experiment and a yummy treat all in one. My kids LOVED checking on their jars each day to see if the rock crystals had grown. Here is an easy tutorial for...

Plan for Your School Year

ROCK CANDY EXPERIMENT: A beautiful Science experiment & a yummy treat all in one. (We are on day 3 of our Rock candy experiment and it's not coming along as good theirs did.

basalt rocks , giants causeway, Ireland.  RocksInMyHead™ is the World’s Greatest Rock, Prospecting & Outdoor Education Company.   For gold prospecting, rockhounding, lapidary and geology tools, and jewelry making supplies, equipment, books, maps, great outdoor gear, plus lots of great rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, & meteorites, go to our website http://RocksInMyHead.com.

Perfect hexagonal columnar joint basalt rocks, Giants Causeway, near Bushmills, Antrim County, Ireland

Growing your own rock candy sugar crystals is a delicious science experiment to do with kids. Only two ingredients are required to "grow" these sweet treats. Your kids will love making them! | DIY | Candy | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Homemade Rock Candy - A Delicious Science Experiment

Growing your own rock candy sugar crystals is a delicious science experiment to do with kids. Only two ingredients are required to "grow" these sweet treats.

DIY geodes science experiments - the results are amazing...Keep this one handy! Kids will love it!

Tutorial: DIY Geodes To make beautiful geodes in your own kitchen you need more patience and time than anything else! Here is the basic recipe to start you off in the world of beautiful geodes.

Making rock candy at home is really easy and lots of fun! This activity is a beautiful Science experiment and a yummy treat all in one. My kids LOVED checking on their jars each day to see if the rock crystals had grown. Here is an easy tutorial for...

Rock Candy Experiment (Growing A Jeweled Rose)

Making rock candy at home is really easy and lots of fun! This activity is a beautiful Science experiment and a yummy treat all in one. My kids LOVED checking on their jars each day to see if the rock crystals had grown. Here is an easy tutorial for...

How to make sugar crystals on a stick?  A bit of science fun and Kids will be amazed to watch as the sugar crystals grow and increase in size

How to make Sugar Crystals on a Stick?

How to make sugar crystals on a stick? A bit of science fun and Kids will be amazed to watch as the sugar crystals grow and increase in size

Make your own candy rocks with this edible science experiment! This fun candy science experiment explores how agate crystals are formed in a delicious, hands-on science experiment that kids can eat. Make your own candy rocks with this edible science experiment

DIY Agate Candy Slices: Candy Science

Make your own candy rocks with this edible science experiment! This fun candy science experiment explores how agate crystals are formed in a delicious, hands-on science experiment that kids can eat. Make your own candy rocks with this edible science exper

7 Rock Candy Recipes that are so easy to make!  Check out these fun and easy to make #recipes.

7 Fantastic Rock Candy Recipes

Rock Candy is super eaasy to make. Try the Frozen themed rock candy or "ice candy" and have a fun project with the kids.

Rock Identification Chart

Identifying Rocks

science Rock Cycle - When picking rocks for hardscapes use Metamorphic rock, especially with water (so it doesn't leach anything into water) also important to know what type of rockscape animals may have evolved in.