Day 110: Borax Crystals

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Students in IS I investigated solubility and grew sodium borate crystals by preparing supersaturated solutions using borax. Crystals were grown on pipe cleaners that students made into interesting shapes (lots of hearts). Students compared the crystals to NaCl crystals. This student’s first language is Arabic and he was able to confirm that the word “borax” comes from “buraq” Arabic for white!

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