1. Students will be responsible for knowing how geologists, scientists who study rocks, classify different minerals. Another way to word that is "What are the different properties of minerals?"
Properties of minerals:
Color- visible to the eye
Streak- the color a mineral makes when scratched across a white tile
Luster- the amount of light the mineral reflects
Hardness- can be tested by trying to scratch the mineral with a finger nail or another mineral. Measured on Moh's hardness scale. (The hardest mineral is a diamond).
Cleavage- the way a mineral breaks.
2. Students will be responsible for knowing the difference between a rock and a mineral.
What is a rock?.... a solid object made up of one or more minerals
What is a mineral?.... a solid object found in nature that has never been alive
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Wednesday- Math Lab
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