How to Make Salt Crystals

By Brian Erickson

Salt crystals are created through a simple process that involves boiling water, measuring out salt until it no longer dissolves in water, and suspending a paper clip or ring a couple of centimeters above the bottom of the container. Form small crystals in a day with help from a science teacher and field biologist in this free video on chemistry.

About the Author

Brian Erickson has a bachelor's degree in biology from Lewis & Clark College, and graduated with honors. During his college career, Erickson earned several awards and scholarships, including the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, Phi Betta Kappa, Morris K. Udall Scholarship, Pamplin Society of Fellows, Chemistry Student of the Year (honorable mention), and dean's list. He has taught 6th grade outdoor science school, led wilderness trips for over 4 years, and has 6 years of math, science and music tutoring experience. Furthermore, Erickson has more than five seasons of experience working as a field biologist in such places as St. Croix, Panama, the northwest Hawaiian Islands, northern Arizona and the Adirondack Mountains.