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Describing Minerals

Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Describing Minerals
Product Description
Give students hands-on practice in describing the properties of minerals!

This product contains 3 variations of 1 worksheet. The worksheet you choose to use depends on how many minerals you would like your students to describe: 1, 2, or 3.

The one mineral worksheet can be quickly completed in about 5 minutes. Students enjoy picking out minerals and are eager to get their hands on more, so the 2 or 3 mineral worksheets can be used as a 10-15 minute activity.

This activity should be done after students have learned background information about minerals and their properties. Be sure to model how to do a hardness test and a streak test so your students and minerals aren't damaged! Students will need to be provided with minerals, a Mohs scale of hardness and tools to complete a hardness test, and a streak plate.

Giving students the option to choose minerals out of a wide selection gives them the option to choose minerals that appeal to them. Students are asked to draw a picture of their mineral and describe its color, streak, luster, hardness, and whether it displays fracture and cleavage.


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I have included a sample of a completed one-mineral worksheet in this file.

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If you like this worksheet you may also like my FREE Mineral Identification Worksheet which continues to develop student knowledge of the concepts in this worksheet.

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Put Your Students’ Knowledge to the Test With This Assessment!

Rocks and Minerals Test

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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