Minerals.net– Look for your mineral alphabetically- http://www.minerals.net/Minerals/A.aspx
Mineral Database– go to the small search bar in the upper right hand corner of this page. Type in your mineral name and search. https://www.mindat.org/
Minerals by Letter– http://www.spaceman.ca/mineral/
Minerals on Wikipedia….yes, I will let you use it this time as a LAST RESORT! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minerals
MINERALS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Quiz Link– http://www.quia.com/quiz/6622076.html
MINERAL IDENTIFICATION– Use the links below to help you to identify your mineral.
QUIZ: Link to quiz over CRYSTAL and MINERAL FORMATION. This quiz is password protected: http://www.quia.com/quiz/6622076.html
PROPERTIES OF MINERALS INTRODUCTION
What are properties and how do we use them to identify something?
To answer this question we will be studying a mineral to PRACTICE the SCIENTIFIC SKILL of making observations. PURPOSE of THIS ACTIVITY:
- To experience using tools and common practices that other scientists use to IDENTIFY minerals in hopes that we can correctly identify your mystery mineral.
- To understand that many properties and observation are necessary when studying an object.
- To correctly identify a number of characteristics of a mystery mineral.
I’ve updated the Quizlet for this unit. Practice it when you can:
Crystals, Minerals, and Rocks– https://quizlet.com/_44ut3b