KIDS MAKE STUFF

Blue Glowing Sugar

Did you know sugar can glow? Yes, and all you need is a hammer!

Category: Science Time frame: ten minutes
Age: Where:
Level: easy What you need: everyday objects
Keywords: sugar, crystal, glow, blue
 
Article written by Simon

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Instructions

Take your sugar crystals to a completely dark room. Hit the sugar with the hammer. While being crushed, the sugar crystals will glow blue. Not very bright and for a short moment only, but it will glow. You might need several tries to see it.

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