Quick and easy classroom-ready warm-ups, inspired by kids’ curious questions from around the world — updated weekly.
Step 1) Ask:
“Why are some stones considered precious and others aren’t?”
Step 2) Watch:
Play the video above for your students.
- What you’ll see: An example of rare ruby stones.
- Length: Under 2 minutes.
Step 3) Discuss:
Now, get your students talking. Start with 1-3 questions of your choice:
- Where do you normally find rocks and stones?
- What do they look like?
- How are they different (in color, texture, size, shape) than the rubies depicted in the video?
- What are precious stones usually used for? How can you find or purchase one?
- Is a precious stone still in its natural form, or has it been altered by man?
Step 4) Answer:
So, why are some stones considered precious and others aren’t?
Your students should now have a strong grasp on how to answer this question. Let them tell you!
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