Material Magic - Making Diamonds

Material scientists improve materials, but how? Find out in this engaging video that reviews the properties of matter, and investigates how diamonds are naturally formed and can now be grown in a laboratory.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a grand conversation discussing current materials that humans created
  • Take time to research and learn more about the human-made materials 
  • Flip your classroom; assign pupils to watch the video at home and then apply their new found knowledge when they return to school 
Classroom Considerations
  • This video was created as part of a series designed to educate youth about the properties of matter; to view more videos like this one, follow the links that appear after the credits 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • This video is highly entertaining with its age-appropriate jokes, cartoon characters, graphics, and sound effects
  • The host thoroughly explains the concept and defines terms in detail which are accompanied by a written definition 
  • The host speaks fast; be sure to pause, replay, and check for understanding