They sparkle, they shine, and chances are you can find quite a few even in your own home… What are these sparkly things you ask? Why crystals of course!
A crystal is an organized grouping of atoms or molecules. (science kids) These organized groupings fit together in a pattern and the matter or material is always a solid.(ducksters)
How do crystals form? Well the process of forming a crystal is called crystallization.
When liquids cool and harden they stabilize in a repeating pattern. When lava cools sometimes we get emeralds and rubies and diamonds.(ducksters) Check out your parents or siblings jewelry as most often those stones are used to make fancy jewelry pieces.
If water evaporates from certain mixtures it forms crystals.(ducksters) Go check out your kitchen for this crystal which you can find in your salt shaker. Salt is a crystal as well and is used to season and preserve food.