A simple home experiment that may help your children understand the world of science and chemistry is the creation of borax crystals. The main ingredients in this experiment are chenille stem and borax powder. You’ll want to dissolve the powder in hot water and suspend the stem in the solution by tying it to a popsicle stick. The crystals will then take about a day to fully form. It’s important that before you begin the borax crystals experiment, that you and your child wear the proper protective equipment.
- For safety purposes, use protective eye and handwear and supervise children.
- The experiment uses Borax, chenille stems, a jar, a popsicle stick, and string.
- Hot water and Borax solution become supersaturated; then, the crystals cling to the chenille stems when cooled.
“This is a super fun and simple science experiment to do with the kids, especially if you are homeschooling or supplementing virtual school.”