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.

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.

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