My time in the kitchen is generally relegated to two things: grabbing a snack, or passing through it to get from one room to the next. But this simple “kitchen science” experiment meant little more than boiling up some water to cook up some crystals, and I’ve gotta say — it was fun (and easy)!
BADGE WORK UPDATE: SCIENCE SLEUTH
Scouts are asked to grow crystals using Epsom salts, but a quick scan of the web shows a lot of recipes out there for kitchen crystals. I tried my hand at a few, and the results ranged from failure to surprise to sweet success. It was a simple but precise reminder that the right pairing of disparate elements want to connect and grow, chemistry is kind of magical, and life wants to emerge from the slush of things.
This planet is so cool, and you get to see it all through a plain old drinking glass.