Crystal-growing competition for UNESCO Associated Schools

The International Union of Crystallography is organizing, together with UNESCO, a special crystal growing competition for selected schools belonging to the UNESCO Associated Schools Network. Selected schools receive a starters kit containing some documentation and 1 kg alum, the material to crystallize during this competition. A brochure provides information to teachers and schools who participate in this exciting venture.

The official start of the competition is Monday 6 October 2014. During a period of four weeks students should grow a single crystal of alum. We recommend to work in groups of 4-6 students which makes the daily follow-up of the crystallization process easier. The competition ends on Friday 31 October 2014. Crystals should reach the UNESCO headquarters before 15 November 2014. The laureates of this competition will be announced during the first half of December 2014.

For more information, please contact:

UNESCO - Natural Sciences Sector
7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

Contact Luc Van Meervelt