Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 5-12
Publication Year: 1997
Product Number: EG-1997-08-110-HQ
Subjects: General Science, Physical Science
Scientists are interested in growing crystals in microgravity because gravity often interferes with the crystal-growing process. That interference causes defects to form in the crystal structure. "Student reader" pages provide background information about heat packs and crystals. Student worksheets may be used to assess student learning.
Rapid Crystallization [91KB PDF file]
This lesson plan is part of the Microgravity Educator Guide.