Crystal Chemistry Tree
What you get
'Plant' and decorate a tree with ornaments and ribbons. Add ammonia, bluing, and table salt to the planter, and watch snowy crystals appear on the branches overnight! Contains everything you need to decorate your tree — and learn about capillary action while you're at it.
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Chemistry and the holidays—two of our favorite things! This is a great way to get in the holiday spirit and learn some science along the way.”
By the numbers
Crystal solution mixtures tested: 6
Different tree shapes prototyped for optimal crystal growth: 14
Decorations tested to achieve optimal cuteness: 21
it was clear and simple and had a wonderful result.
Worked great. The next day we had a snowy tree.
My son could not have enjoyed this project more. I did have some concerns about the bluing, but he was very careful with it and he loved seeing the crystals grow on the tree.