Science and Technology Education Centre
(STEC@UKZN)

Inside world of minerals

Inside world of minerals

If you haven’t heard about crystallography don’t worry. Not many people have. It is the science that examines the arrangements of atoms in solids. It helps scientist to understand the relationship between the atomic structures and the properties of for example minerals. In our workshop we let you rebuild the atomic arrangement of a mineral using “special atoms” and you have to find out what mineral we are looking at.

Grade: 8 – 12

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes

Max: 70 participants

Cost: R15