What's Your Stone? Gemstones and Their Stories

Middle schoolers explore world of gemology, distinguish between precious and semi-precious stones, and research history of their use. Students work in groups based on month of birth, and research assigned gemstone for composition, sources, and stories, legends, or curses related to stone.

6th - 8th Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
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