Chapter 3 Minerals
Students will conduct an introductory study of minerals. They will learn the properties of minerals and how to identify minerals using the learned properties. Students will begin to learn the scientific method through completion of basic labs while conducting tests to find a mineral's density, hardness and streak.
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Key Questions:
mineral mineralogist 1. What is a mineral?
silicate ore 2. What are common rock-forming minerals?
crystallization gemstone 3. How do minerals form?
magma lava 4. How are minerals used in daily life?