1.  Read the article: How to Make a Pretty Rock 820

 

1.  Read the article: How to Make a Pretty Rock

820 Lexile:

https://newsela.com/read/lib-make-a-pretty-rock/id/2000000749/?collection_id=2000000192&search_id=477b4085-4ccf-44e3-8c8a-a566fd129431

 2.  Students will write a constructed response to one of the following questions, 

 a. Compare and contrast nature-made and human-made gemstones. 

 b.  How can you tell an artificial gemstone from a natural gemstone?

c.  Compare and contrast diamonds and graphite.

d.  Explain why diamonds are so hard.  

3.  Students will write their response and will color code their response.