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Valentines Day Salt Crystal Hearts Science Experiment

This Valentine’s Day, mix the Febraury season with a fun¬†valentines day science that even kindergarten kiddos can participate in. Kids will love making these salt crystal hearts where they will make salt crystal hearts using table salt! There are so many fun things to learn with this hands-on valentine science experiments. Try making hearts of various sizes and see which one makes the biggest crystals. This¬†valentine activities for preschoolers is the perfect addition to a¬†Valentines Day theme!

This Valentine's Day, mix the Febraury season with a fun valentines day science that even kindergarten kiddos can participate in. Kids will love making these salt crystal hearts where they will make salt crystal hearts using table salt! There are so many fun things to learn with this hands-on valentine science experiments. Try making hearts of various sizes and see which one makes the biggest crystals. This valentine activities for preschoolers is the perfect addition to a Valentines Day theme!

Salt crystal hearts

Kids are going to love this fun Valentines Day science experiment where they will turn ordinary table salt into stunningly beautiful heart crystals. This¬†salt crystal hearts is such an epic valentines day science project for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students! We made heart crystals to make it valentines day themed, but you could do this salt crystal project with any shape or color that you like.¬† I love getting kids excited about learning and exploring and this¬†valentine’s day science experiments is a great way to accomplish that. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this¬†valentine’s day science activities.

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Valentines day salt crystal science experiment

To make this fun project all you need are a few simple supplies you probabaly already have on hand in your home plus our simple instrutions for how to make salt crystals.

Supplies:

  • Jars
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Pencils (1 per jar)

NOTE:  Since this project requires boiling water, it should not be done by children alone. Adult supervision is recommended for this activity.

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To make this beautiful Valentines Day Science Experiment you will need to fill your mason jar with water, then pour that water into a small sauce pan on the stove. Heat to boiling, then add salt until crystals start to form on the surface of the water. Remove from heat.

Pour the hot water into the jars. Take two pipe cleaners and twist them together. Form the pipe cleaners into a heart shape. Use a small piece of pipe cleaner to attach the center of the heart to the pencil. This will keep it suspended in the water. Wait 24 to 48 hours for the salt crystals to form. The longer you wait, the bigger the crystals will get. Place the crystals on a paper towel to dry.

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Valentine science experiments

Once dry, use a magnifying glass to inspect the crystals. What shape are they? Once finished with your valentine activities for preschoolers, you can hang the crystals in the classroom or at home for a fun Valentine’s Day decoration!

Salt Crystal Scientific Explanation

This experiment teaches children about solutions, evaporation, ionic bonds, and dissolving solids. Kids will be begging to learn more about these concepts when they are done with their crystal hearts.

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