Bridges Preparatory students explore and identify minerals

Diamond Del’s bus visited Bridges Prep last week, and the third graders absolutely loved the gem mining adventure. Students mined for their very own gem collection and learned about rock and mineral classifications and identification.

Students were greeted by flumes filled with flowing water and their very own mining box containing their gem collection, which was concealed in Brazilian mining ore. The students then washed the ore from the boxes revealing gems and minerals from around the world.

Afterward, students watched a follow up video that taught them how to classify and identify each stone that they mined. They kept these as collectors items, and even as jewelry.

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