What Makes Crystals Grow?

Crystals can grow in two ways. With a little assistance or non at all. The growing process is call nucleation. Unassisted nucleation the atoms or molecules dissolvedinto individual units in a solvent.the particles connect with each other. This subunit is larger than an individual particle, so more particles will connect until crystalnucleus becomes large enough that it falls out of the solution (crystallizes).Assisted nucleation is almost the same as unassisted except a solid surface (like a stone or brick acts as a place for solute. To take a fun approach grow your own crystals by purchasing a crystal growing kit (Smithsonian crystal kits).You can find more information here: