Presentation: Earth Science-What is a Diamond?
AGE: 5 and up
TIME: 30-45 minutes (presentation and activity)
Your students probably know that diamonds have been coveted for centuries, but do they know about their formation, chemical structure and dramatic journey to the surface? GIA sheds light on these beauties from the depths of the earth, and explains how the same element can end up as an inexpensive pencil and a multimillion dollar ring. Some basic chemistry and geology about diamonds round out the presentation, and make for a rewarding learning experience.
Materials available include a PowerPoint presentation* with associated facilitator guide, a printable workbook, presenter notes and printable “diamond” templates that are used as an activity.
* The presentation may take a few minutes to download.