Before break, we made these neat Borax snowflakes in science. I had the kids predict what would happen when they put a pipe cleaner shaped like a snowflake in a mixture of Borax and water. They had to come up with a measurable change. We went through the entire scientific process.
1. Make a snowflake out of a pipe cleaner, as you can see we had a variety of snowflake shapes.
2. Tie a string to the snowflake, and tie the string to a Popsicle stick or pencil.
2. BOIL water and pour it into a cup or jar. STIR in 3 Tablespoons of Borax per cup of water. Be sure to stir it until it dissolves.
4. Place the snowflake in the mixture over night!