Gems for Kids: A Junior Scientist's Guide to Mineral Crystals and Other Natural Treasures
Author: Lee Hall and Ashley Hall
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What do dusty old rocks have to do with the shiny, colorful jewels that you see in rings and necklaces? Everything! In Gems for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide, young readers will set off on a journey inside Earth and learn the different ways our planet uses rocks and minerals to make gemstones. Discover how some grow in red-hot magma deep underground, while others are made by animals or plants, plus fun facts about their colors, shapes, uses, and more. Learn how gems are classified by things like color, shape, streak, luster, and parent minerals, and what these properties mean about where the gem came from. 76 pages, softcover. Ages 6 to 9.
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