For my birthday, I got a Smithsonian crystal-growing kit. I learned that crystals are formed when atoms attach themselves together in patterns.
First, I grew the yellow one, called “golden citrine.”
I mixed the golden powder with boiling water, and stirred it.
Once everything was dissolved, I let it cool for 5 minutes.
I put a rock in the cup, so that the crystals could grow on something.
I then poured the liquid into the cup, and put a few crystals of the chemical on the rock.
Then I had to wait. (I think I’m good at waiting.) By morning, crystals had started growing.
After a week, it looks like this:
Out of the cup, it looks like this: