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I am in 4th grade and doing my science fair project on crystal growth and how temperature affects their growth. All instructions say place in a warm place. My hypothesis was that crystals would grow faster and bigger in warm places verses cold. This was correct for the salt crystal I grew, but I placed a jar with alum water in the refrigerator, with a string in the jar. I also placed the same kind of solution in a sunny window. The jar in the window had small crystals growing up the string.The jar in the refrigerator had nothing on the string, but crystals on the bottom of the jar. When I poured the solution into a clean jar, like the instructions said, I found very large crystals at the bottom of the jar. Bigger than my moms diamond in her wedding ring. Why did this happen? Was my hypothesis Wrong, or did I do something wrong. I don't know how to explain this on my conclusion.
Re: Are alum crystals supposed to grow bigger in cold places
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