PowerPoint & Activity Guide - Rocks and Minerals - The Gemstones: Ruby

NatureGlo's eScience


  • Grades: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies
  • Product Type: All-in-One Curriculum, Lesson/Unit Plans
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

Product Description

Come on a treasure hunt of knowledge and learn about one of nature's most intriguing gemstones, rubies! Rubies are a pink to blood colored corundum mineral variety colored mainly by the mineral chromium. Rubies are more rare and costly than diamond per carat. They can fetch prices up to millions of dollars. There are many famous rubies. The famed De Long Star Ruby weighs 100 carats exhibits 6-ray star asterism and is found at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Edward’s Ruby, weighing 167 carats is displayed at the British Museum of Natural History in London. The "Rosser Reeves Star Ruby", weighing 138.7 carats is at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Rubies have adorned the crowns, scepters and tiaras of royalty for generations. Currently, the most valuable and sought after gem quality rubies are mined in Burma. This 28-page BUNDLE include a 13-page PowerPoint and 15-page accompanying activity guide. The activity guide includes the following: 1). PowerPoint Interaction Questions 2). Ruby Projects and Activity Ideas 3). Web Resources 4). Natureglo’s eScience optional student project rubric 5). Ruby Journal Entry template 6). PowerPoint Interaction Answer Key

Who is it for?

  • 9th Graders (14 to 15-year-olds)
  • 10th Graders (15 to 16-year-olds)
  • 11th Graders (16 to 17-year-olds)
  • 12th Graders (17 to 18-year-olds)
  • Homeschoolers
  • Your little scientist
  • Teachers




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About the Seller

NatureGlo's eScience
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Gloria Brooks, aka Natureglo, is founder and director of Natureglo's eScience, an eLearning center that serves homeschoolers, schoolers and teachers virtually. She holds a BA in K-12 education with certificates for completing the Kamana I and II programs from the Wilderness Awareness School. Her non-faith based or neutral worldview courses and curriculum are welcoming to families from all faiths and non-faith based backgrounds. She has been teaching K-12 since 1997, outdoor education since 2003 and conducting live online math enrichment and science classes since 2011.


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