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Introduction to Minerals

Students discuss rocks and other earth materials made up of minerals. They identify minerals by means of their more obvious physical properties such as hardness, luster, color, streak, cleavage and fracture. They arrange a given set of nine minerals in order of increasing hardness then list the physical properties of each rock.

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Resource Details

7th - 9th
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheet