During this half term the young people at Olsen House have been making crystals using Copper chloride salts, making them into a solution and then filtering the solution to make a pure crystal.
The young people have used many practical skills in this experiment and were very proud of their results.
Some were happy to display their achievements and they have shown their peers, teachers, support workers and then took them home to show off there.
This experiment can be done pretty quickly by using a Bunsen burner to evaporate the liquid off and make the crystal form instantaneously. However, our young people waited patiently for their liquid to evaporate in the old fashioned way just by leaving them near an open window.
In some cases this took several days for the process to happen and I am very proud of the patients they displayed and the amount of enthusiasm and pride in their work.
I can honestly say that everyone who took part in this experiment has learned some excellent practical skills and some very valuable life skills. Well done everyone!!!!!
The crystals look really pretty too.