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155-Beryl $9.00
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

SAMPLE:
— A sample of beryl

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
— To introduce the mineral beryl and the gemstones, emerald and aquamarine
— To introduce the origin of beryl and its gemstone varieties
— To discuss the relationship between plate tectonics, melted continents, granite, and pegmatite
— To introduce the concept of atoms within a crystal lattice
— To introduce the idea that atoms come in different sizes
— To show that the berylium atom is so small that it doesn’t stay put in most crystal lattices

GRADES 6-10
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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

Phone: 434-263-3737

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