Virtual Tour – See How Diamonds Are Made

February 13th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Friday, February 12, 2010 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at Clickschooling!
Valentine’s Day is almost here. Have you noticed all of the advertisements for diamond jewelry? At today’s websites, you can take a brief Virtual Field Trip to see how diamonds are man-made in the lab, and watch an animation of how diamonds are made in nature. Before you take these tours, it will enhance your experience to learn a little about diamonds. Visit the sites in the order listed below to get a multi-faceted understanding of how diamonds are made.
Recommended Websites:

Age Range: 7-16 (approximately, varies depending on website)

ThinkQuest: Diamonds for Kids

ThinkQuest offers this site for kids that explains how diamonds are created, and also discusses the properties of diamonds as gemstones such as the carat, clarity, cut, and color.

~~~~~ How Diamonds Are Man-Made
This website contains a short slide-show and scientific explanation of how real diamonds are synthesized in the laboratory.

How Diamonds Are Made in Nature

This website offers an animation of how diamonds are formed in the earth’s crust.



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