Use these 34 slides to teach all the mineral basics! This includes both Power Point presentations and a student interactive notes outline to accompany it! The mineral topics covered include:
What are minerals?
How do minerals form? What is a mineral made of?
Minerals vs. Non-minerals
Gems are minerals
Types of minerals
What are the properties of minerals and how can we use them to identify unknown minerals? (color, streak, hardness, density, cleavage vs. fracture, luster, and special properties like magnetism and chemical reaction)
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