Monday, March 16, 2009

And all along I thought I had a knack for science

ROCK CANDY CALAMITY

Two pounds of granulated sugar

A glass jar

Some cotton string -- measured to reach the bottom of the jar.

"Seed" string by soaking in water, rolling in sugar and allowing to dry for an hour

Tie seeded strings to a piece of cardboard that will fit over the jar

Heat 1 cup of water over medium heat, until boiling

Add 2 cups granulated sugar, stirring until clear

Add another cup of sugar until dissolved

Remove from heat and pour into jar

Suspend strings into jar

The next step is suppose to be "Watch the crystals grow over the course of a week ..." NOT over the course of 12 hours.



I am so getting an "F" in this project.

1 comment:

down side up & right side in said...

HAHA waaay better than the results I got on this project- they literally sat forgotten for two weeks and even then there were no crystals. Very fun.