PowerPoint & Activity Guide - Rocks and Minerals: The Wonder and History of Lapis Lazuli

NatureGlo's eScience


  • Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade
  • Subjects: Science, Social Studies
  • Product Type: All-in-One Curriculum, Lesson/Unit Plans
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

Product Description

This bundle includes a 15-slide PowerPoint and 17-page activity guide. The activity guide includes the following: 1). PowerPoint Interaction Questions 2). Projects and Activity Ideas 3). Web Resources 4). Natureglo’s eScience optional student project rubric 5). Journal Entry template 6). PowerPoint Interaction Answer Key with suggested grading method Come on a 6,000 year old journey to look at one of the nature's most exotic and beautiful stones, the coveted Lapis Lazuli. The oldest Lapis Lazuli mines, the treacherous Blue Mountain in the West Hindu-Kush Mountains, Afghanistan, dates back six millenia and still yields the world's best quality and most beautiful Lapis Lazuli. The stone has been found among the many treasures of ancient royal tombs such as the famed Egyptian boy King, Tutankhamun and Queen Pu-abi, from An Nasiriyah, southern Iraq. Treasure include, scarabs, necklaces, rings, figurines all made of Afghanistan's best blue stones! Today Lapis Lazuli is used from wall and ceiling mosaics to jewelry and fancy carved figurines. It is still ground into a powder, an ancient technique, and made into ultramarine paint. The paint was used in Renaissance paintings, especially in painting the clothing of the Virgin Mary and for sky scenery.

Who is it for?

  • 5th Graders
  • 6th Graders
  • 7th Graders
  • 8th Graders
  • 9th Graders (14 to 15-year-olds)
  • 10th Graders (15 to 16-year-olds)
  • 7th Graders (12 to 13-year-olds)
  • 8th Graders (13 to 14-year-olds)
  • 11th Graders (16 to 17-year-olds)
  • 12th Graders (17 to 18-year-olds)
  • Homeschoolers
  • Your scientist




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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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