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PowerPoint & Activity Guide - Rocks and Minerals - The Mineraloids: Amber
Amber has been considered a highly valued gem for ions. It has been found throughout antiquity from ancient relics to artwork and jewelry such as found in the famed Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb artifacts, to ancient South American masks to European animal figurines.
The most famous Amber and considered the 8th wonder of the world, is the Russian Amber Room located in the Catharine Palace, now a reconstruction from the original 1701 version. At one time the original Amber Room measured 33 feet by 33 feet equaling 196 feet total wall length. The original Amber Room was dismantled and stolen by the German Nazis in 1941 and brought to Königsberg (renamed Kaliningrad) for reconstruction and display. After the war, it was generally believed to have been destroyed and hasn’t been found yet. The lost original Amber Room is one of the great mysteries yet to be solved.
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9th Graders (14 to 15-year-olds)
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Your little scientist
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1 Study guide with answer key
Total pages - 38
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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.