This fun-filled lesson encourages students to explore the properties of minerals. Students will explore the properties of cleavage and fracture. In this lesson students will compare/contrast quartz and mica. These two minerals are vastly different in how they break across the surface of the mineral. Students will sort picture cards into two categories: cleavage or fracture.
• Mineral Picture
• Mineral Picture of Quartz & Mica
• Mineral Picture Cards (Sorting Activity)
• Mineral Sorting Mat
• Cleavage & Fracture Reading Passage
• Cleavage & Fracture INB Page
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