The Great Diamond Heist
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.
Hardness of Rocks and Minerals
Real World Science Topics:
- Using physical evidence to identify the diamond.
- Examining the physical traits of rocks and minerals.
In this activity students will take the role of detectives trying to determine which sample is the diamond.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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