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Other

Description:

This lesson discusses the question 'What is a mineral?' in the context of the guessing game 'Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?'. It introduces a definition of the term, discusses the criteria used in the definition, and presents the common physical properties used in mineral identification. The lesson includes an activity in which students observe and record the physical properties of ten specimens and attempt to identify them using an online reference for practice.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Streak,Chemistry,NSDL,Geology,Color,Science,Mineralogy or petrology,Undergraduate (Lower Division),NSDL_SetSpec_2634352,Graduate/Professional,Higher Education,High School,Space sciences,Mohs hardness scale,Physical sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003062111637T,Astronomy,Physics,Geoscience,Space Science,Earth science

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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