Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Impromptu crystalization lesson

While exploring a local town, Lydia and I bought some geodes and brought them home for us to break open.  All 6 of us out in the driveway last night for the event....


I said, We're breaking open Geodes...Daddy thought it was funny to pick on Joey.  He wrapped up his head and pretended to "break his head open to see what was inside."


Then we got down to business.


Our destruction crew...






Viewing our treasures....



We looked up how geodes formed and read about a full size geode near our home at Put-in-Bay Ohio.  The boys don't want to visit it, since you have to take a ferry there.  We'll wait and see though.  Then we broke out a crystal kit and started experiments.


 Popcorn rock...just add vinegar and food coloring.




Overnight you can see crystals starting to form.  We'll keep watching.....





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