Super rare blue diamonds are a geologist’s best friend

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Rocks; Plate Tectonics; The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 8, 9, 10

Word Count: 427

This short article about very rare blue diamonds has a surprising smorgasbord of Curriculum links across the Earth and Space and Chemical Sciences curricular. In Year 8 this piece would support looking at rocks and mineral formation whilst touching on Year 9 Plate Tectonics and being involved in the global systems topic for Year 10 looking at the lithosphere, as well as an interesting link to Year 10 Chemical Sciences looking at the periodic table with the interesting discovery of rare element Boron found in the diamonds, and why it might be present.

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