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Mohs Hardness Test

Fifth graders examine what the Mohs Hardness Scale is before testing a number of minerals to determine their place on the scale. They test a fingernail, a penny, a knife blade, a metal file, and several unknown minerals and rocks using the attached form.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th
Subjects
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Fine Print