Geology Rocks!: Investigate Gems , 1st Edition

  • Christine Petersen
  • Published By: Checkerboard Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532177593
  • ISBN-13: 9781532177590
  • DDC: 553.8
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems. Learn about crystal systems, imitation and synthetic gems, cultured pearls, how gems are used, and their historic importance. A geology-themed project provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, infographics, sidebars, map, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Erasmus’s Lucky Pebble.
2: What Is a Gem?.
3: Most Gems Are Minerals.
4: Seven Crystal Systems.
5: Magma Gems.
6: Water Gems.
7: Living Gems.
8: Imitations and Synthetics.
9: Cultured Pearls.
10: Working with Gems.
11: Then and Now.
Saying It.
Online Resources.