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.
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How to Deliver "What is a Diamond?"
"What is a Diamond?" Presenter Notes
Dodecahedron activity printout
Octahedron activity printout
Age: 5 and up
Time: 30-45 minutes (presentation and activity)
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