Science & Nature
How to Identify Gems and Minerals (Ages 8-12)
In this one-time class we will learn about gems and minerals, how the form, which ones are common or rare, and which minerals make good gemstones.
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In this 30-minute class, we will learn about gemstones and minerals. We will discuss the different kinds of gemstones, their matching minerals, how to identify those minerals, how minerals and gems are formed, and where they are found. We will focus on mineral identification using mineral properties such as: hardness, color, luster, and fracture, with examples given for each property. We will also look at minerals that are important both for a rock forming and for our use. Learners will be...
Students will learn how minerals and gems are identified, how they formed, and which minerals make the best gems.
I have both a Bachelor's of science and Master's degree in Earth Science, with a focus in paleontology, and have previously worked at a UNESCO fossil world heritage site.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
297 total reviews
571 completed classes
Hello and welcome to my classroom, My name is Max and I have a Bachelors of Science in Geology from Acadia University and a Masters of Science in Earth Science from The University of Toronto. I teach classes on topics of earth science...