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How Do Crystals Grow?

How Do Crystals Grow?

This site, part of Exploring Earth Investigation by McDougal Littell and TERC, examines how crystals grow. The investigations "were designed to build students' knowledge of Earth Science concepts�and to raise student awareness of Earth as a system of interconnected components and processes." Here, visitors can find lessons on snowflakes, common crystals (salt, granite, caverns), crystal growth animations, crystal structure, and simulated crystal growth experiments. Many sections have illustrative images and interactive features, which help students, understand the topics presented, and the final section ends with questions for students to explore crystals further. This is an excellent site for any Earth Science classroom as an introductory lecture or as an out-of-class exploration for... Show More
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