This powerpoint presentation discusses the properties of minerals. Many of the slides in this presentation were created by students. It begins by discussing the properties of color, luster, streak and hardness.
Then students are given a table to complete. Students will be given four "unknown" minerals (they are quartz, bauxite, talc and hematite) to determine the color, luster, streak and hardness of. The completed table is also included.
After this activity the presentation goes on to discuss cleavage and fracture, crystal shape and density. There is another activity with density. This one has students find the density of a sponge, a marble and a rock. Again the completed table is given.