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Clip: Gemstones

A look at gemstones, where they come from, and how they are used

Student Application

Witness how rocks are mined, processed, and then constructed into the important materials we use in our everyday lives.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that minerals are like the "ingredients" that make up rocks. For example, Granite is a rock made of the minerals: quartz, mica, and other minerals.
  2. Students will know that rocks and minerals are found in the earth's crust.
  3. Students will realize that rocks and minerals are used to pro...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Ask the class to list the things that are made from rocks and minerals. Ask the class to name some rocks and minerals. Find out more by watching the video.
  2. After viewing the video