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Crystals and Gems: Identifying Minerals and Gems

Barbara (Ms Bobbi) Wells
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(309)
In this class we will dig deeper into the world of crystals, minerals and gems using MOHS hardness scale and exploring other geology tests to identify minerals.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
1. to correctly identify the three main types of rock structure.
2. to create a testing kit for mineral identification.
3. to understand the different properties of various minerals through testing and observation.
4. to have fun learning about the natural world around you. 
I have been collecting and researching crystals and gemstones for many years. I have an extensive collection of crystals and a deep fascination with learning how crystals have been used throughout history.  My son hunts and polishes stones in his basement workshop so I am very familiar with the process of finding and bringing stones to their polished beauty.  I love crystals and gemstones, both for their beauty and their versatility. 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
A game after class one and a game at the end of class 4 will assess the students comprehension and recall of the subject matter.
Grades Offered
A Handout will be provided after class 2 with the list of needed materials for class three. The Handout can be found in the classroom and down loaded at any time. 
Most materials can be found in your home and should not require an outside expenditure. 
egg carton, eye dropper, vinegar, baking soda, water, small piece of glass (such as from a picture frame), a nail or small pocket knife, small magnet (like one you attach things to your refrigerator) , a pre 1973 copper penny, an empty egg carton, small containers for the soda and vinegar.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(309)
Hello, welcome to my classes. I am a passionate teacher with more than forty years experience teaching  preschoolers to adults. I have taught in  home-school preschools, private preschools and public preschools. I have trained teachers as an... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 83 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
1-6 learners per class

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