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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

The Great Diamond Heist

Fun Forces
Summary
Students will investigate the physical characteristics of rocks and minerals to identify the diamond. Focusing on hardness, students will use the Mohs Scale in their investigation. By process of elimination they will identify the diamond.
Overview
Topic: Hardness of Rocks and Minerals
Real World Science Topics:
  • Using physical evidence to identify the diamond.
  • Examining the physical traits of rocks and minerals.
Objective
In this activity students will take the role of detectives trying to determine which sample is the diamond.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 4 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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