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Lesson: Junior Gemologist

AGE: 9 to 12

TIME: 45-60 minutes

Based on GIA’s Junior Gemologist Program™ for schools, this lesson takes students into the world of basic geology, minerals and mineral formation, gemology and gemstones, and the tools of the trade.

Lesson: Girl Scouts of the USA Junior Jeweler Badge Series

AGE: 9 and up

TIME: 15-30 minutes

GIA has designed a program to help Girl Scouts earn their Junior Jeweler Badge as part of the "Get Moving!" Badge set. This lesson guides Girl Scouts through the study of jewelry throughout history and from different cultures. The girls design and create their own wearable jewelry.

Lesson: Boy Scouts of America Geology Series

AGE: 8 to 11

TIME: 30-45 minutes

GIA has designed a program to help Boy Scouts earn their Belt Loop, Pin, and Activity Badge in Geology. Boy Scouts are guided through the exploration of geology and mineralogy, where they learn about the materials that make up the planet Earth. Counselors and parents can create an even more engaging lesson through optional activities available from GIA.

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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