This title introduces young readers to diamonds, the hardest natural substance on Earth! Learn how diamonds are formed and where they are found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed, and topics such as conflict diamonds are covered. The many uses of diamonds are examined, from industrial applications in products such as diamond saws and dentists' drills to engagement rings and birthstone jewelry. See how artisans such as diamond cutters and lapidaries use diamonds to create beautiful and useful jewelry by paying special attention to the four C's, carat, cut, clarity, and color. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||161987|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Earth's Treasures - Library Media Connection
The books in this series are an interesting mix of geology, geography, history. The source of these fine natural products are discussed and colorful pictures are used to give readers knowledge on where each comes from and how they are formed. The books are rich in vocabulary. The nonfiction titles could be used for research, or for close reading, and would be excellent paired with fiction that features similar themes. Recommended.
Earth's Treasures - Horn Book Guide
This series tracks the history, natural origins, and modern uses of valuable elements and minerals. In addition to their cultural and geological backgrounds, Petersen discusses where they can be found today; sidebars suggest ways for readers to find or interact with them. . . .clear and informative texts.