theme gemstones

[Theme] Gemstones

Jae (10yo) has been really into gemstones recently, and rubbing his interest onto El (8yo).

Once the child has a budding interest, I simply have to facilitate his learning across subjects. Here are some ideas:

πŸ’Ž Science & Geography: visit The Gem Museum (Singapore). Lots to learn & explore.

πŸ’Ž Social: interact with gemologist / gem professionals (at the museum & store)

πŸ’Ž Language: get a reference book

πŸ’Ž Language: find out the names of gems in different languages

πŸ’Ž Finance: start a collection by deciding what to buy from his savings. Jae said that only diamonds more than 2 carats can be seen. Obviously, he can’t afford one!

πŸ’Ž Math: weigh gems using a mass balance & digital balance

math gemstones mass

πŸ’Ž Math: compare sizes

πŸ’Ž Memory: remember the various names

πŸ’Ž Practical life: clean up & decorate personal / learning space with gems

πŸ’Ž Art: design, draw & colour gems

πŸ’Ž Art & Geometry: fold origami diamond & ring

The above involve minimal preparation work. I brought the kids out to the gem museum, gem store & bookstore. The rest were done using existing materials at home.

Happy exploring gems!

⚠️ This unit is for older children due to choking hazard. Safety first!

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