Gemstones

Process:

Welcome to the world of Gemology!

Let's start your research on Gemstones! Once your groups are formed and your group leaders are chosen, gather your tools needed for identifying Gemstones! Your teacher should have a table of documents and books with information on Gemstones! Some group members can look through these tools while others do research on the computer!

The group leader will need to number a piece of paper with the numbers 1-12, just like the example below.

As you can see, there is a numbered picture of Gemstones! Match the names to the correct number! After you finish, there is an answer sheet provided below to check your answers.

 

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Answers to Word Match Quiz:

1.    Diamond

2.    Sapphire

3.    Ruby

4.    Emerald

5.    Garnet

6.    Peridot

7.    Aquamarine

8.    Topaz

9.    Amethyst

10.  Opal

11.  Citrine

12.  Zircon

 

How many did your group get correct?

Were you surprised at your knowledge on identifying Gemstones?

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Next, each group will be assigned a specific Gemstone by your teacher!

While watching this video on how Gemstones are formed, pay close attention to your specific Gemstone that was assigned to your group.

EVERYONE WRITE NOTES ON HOW YOUR GEMSTONE IS FORMED!

Then, after the video is done, compare notes and get a group rough draft of how your Gemstone is formed.

Once your group has all your information written on your rough draft, you will create a presentation on how your Gemstone is formed and present it to the class! Your teacher should have a poster board and markers ready for each group.

Also, once presentations are done, your class will be making rock candy, just like the example used in the video! :D

Have fun Young Gemologist's! :D