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GemKids for Schools – Educator Guide

AGE: 3rd to 5th Graders

TIME: 4 lessons, approx. 60 minutes each

This Educator Guide uses the study of gems to illuminate the big-picture connections between nature, human industry, arts, and culture. The 54-page Guide provides teachers with hands-on and inquiry-based activity suggestions, pacing recommendations, assessments, and even culminating project ideas.

Presentation: Earth Science-What Is a Diamond?

AGE: 5 and up

TIME: 30-45 minutes (presentation and activity)

Diamonds fascinate. They are the hardest material on the planet, form in extreme conditions and can be up to 3.5 billion years old. They’re also prized for their beauty. Now you can share their magic.

Presentation: Gem & Jewelry Careers

AGE: 5 and up

TIME: 30-45 minutes (presentation and activity)

A world of exciting careers is waiting in the gem and jewelry industry. Appraiser, bench jeweler, field gemologist, retailer, photographer, teacher – think of the profession, and chances are that motivated individuals are enjoying successful careers.

Lesson: Birthstones

AGE: 9 and up

TIME: 15-30 minutes

GIA offers children a fun way to supplement earth science lessons while they learn the fun facts behind each birthstone via this colorful presentation on gemstones.

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