Crystallographers study atomic arrangement in crystals.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Crystallographer is like.
STEP 1: Click here to see a list of beautiful rocks, minerals, crystals, and gemstones.
STEP 2: Pick your favorite one.
STEP 3: Using only materials around your house, ‘dress up’ like the gemstone you chose! Be sure your outfit is scientifically accurate. How can you represent…
- The atomic structure?
- What it’s made of?
- Where it’s found?
- What people use it for?
- How it’s extracted?
- What it looks like?
STEP 4: When your outfit is complete, take a photo.
STEP 5: Add labels to your photo to explain your outfit, and how each component relates to your gemstone in scientific terms.
STEP 6: optional – Enter the Crystals Beauty Pageant by posting your photo with explanations in our Student Showcase!