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Investigate gems

Author: Christine Petersen
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Investigate Gems introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems. Learn about crystal systems, imitation and synthetic gems, cultured pearls, how gems are used, and their historic importance. A geology-themed project provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, infographics, sidebars, map, and an index.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Petersen
ISBN: 9781532191749 153219174X
OCLC Number: 1121084503
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Erasmus's lucky pebble --
What is a gem? --
Most gems are minerals --
Seven crystal systems --
Magma gems --
Water gems --
Living gems --
Imitations and synthetics --
Cultured pearls --
Working with gems --
Then and now.
Responsibility: Christine Petersen.

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"Investigate Gems introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems. Learn about crystal systems, imitation and synthetic gems, cultured pearls, how gems are used, and their historic importance. A geology-themed project provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, infographics, sidebars, map, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--

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