A science lab that tests the hardness of minerals you have on hand. Any 4 minerals you have can be tested using this student lab sheet.
This is for the students to test the hardness of minerals by scratching them with their fingernail, a copper penny, a nail (file), and other minerals. The students will understand how we identify minerals based on hardness of minerals.
Texas State TEKS for 6th grade Science:
(6.6) Matter and energy. The student knows matter has physical properties that can be used for classification. The student is expected to:
(C) test the physical properties of minerals, including hardness, color, luster, and streak