Grade 9 Science Experiment 9 - Create Stalactites and Stalagmites in your Own Home
The purpose of this science fair project is to understand Capillary action and siphon action to create Stalactites and Stalagmites. Stalactites are icicle shaped deposits that hang from the roof or sides of a cavern. Stalagmites are inverted icicle shaped deposits that rise up from the floor of a cavern. Capillary Action is a result of the attraction that liquids have to interior solid surfaces in tiny tubes. Siphon action is a result of the weight of liquid in the tiny tube or substance.
Stalactites and stalagmites can be created by employing the scientific principles of Capillary Action and Siphon Action.
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- 2 cups or glasses
- Plastic juice container
- Measuring cup
- Baking tray
- Epsom salt
- Large spoon
- Blue food coloring
- Yellow food coloring