Have a look at the mineral beryl and its varieties including the famed emerald (dark to medium green) to the many shaded blue aquamarines used since ancient times for jewelry, weaponry decor and more. We'll also have a look at the rest of the mineral group varieties including goshenite (clear), morganite (pinkish to purple) and the rare red beryl. Beryl is also used as an ore for a rare alkaline earth metal, beryllium, which is used in aerospace technologies including spacecraft and telescope mirrors.
This 13-page PowerPoint & 11-page activity guide goes into this unique mineral group's identifying characteristics, historical background, and use in industry. The activity guide is in two parts, including PowerPoint interaction questions with drawing activities and a journal exercise. An answer key is included. There is also a link to the class Rocks & Minerals "virtual library" beryl website page. The beryl website resource page has webs resources, project and activity ideas, video tutorials and informative videos all about beryl.
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)
Your little scientist
8th Graders (13 to 14-year-olds)
7th Graders (12 to 13-year-olds)
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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.