Have you ever wondered why some crystals are hard and some are soft, or some are blue and others don’t have a colour at all? Make your own crystals and join us on a tour exploring the inside of a crystal. The participants will grow their own Epsom salt crystal. Using jelly tots and toothpicks they will build the crystal structure of Salt/ Galena.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Tanja Reinhardt is the Science Centre Coordinator at the Science and Technology Education Centre at the University of KwaZulu Natal (STEC@UKZN). She was instrumental in establishing STEC in 2008 and has grown it from a science museum to a vibrant educational centre for various levels. Apart from developing and delivering workshops she also has a passion for science shows. Tanja’s love for rocks, gadgets and experiments makes her a frequent guest at events such as the Royal Show, ZulFest and SciFest Africa. Her Germanic sense of humour and her passion for geology won her awards as “best workshop presenter” at SciFest Africa in 2013, 2017 and 2019. Tanja holds a Diploma and a PhD in mineralogy from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.