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Minerals can be identified using properties such as color, streak, luster, density, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and others.

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    Mineral Identification

    Mineral Identification

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Classifying minerals based on physical characteristics.
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  • PLIX
    Mineral Scratch Test

    Mineral Scratch Test

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Mineral Identification Interactive
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    Mineral Identification Practice
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    Mineral Identification Practice

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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Mineral Identification Quiz

    Mineral Identification Quiz

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Quiz on Mineral Identification
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  • Critical Thinking
    Mineral Identification Discussion Questions

    Mineral Identification Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Mineral Identification.
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  • Real World Application
    Growing Diamonds

    Growing Diamonds

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students will learn about the process of making synthetic diamonds, look at the controversy surrounding diamond mining, and compare the atomic structure of a diamond to that of graphite.
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  • Real World Application
    Moon Rock Counter

    Moon Rock Counter

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students will look at rocks in thin section using virtual microscope, comparing plane polarized light with cross polarized light; after becoming familiar with this tool, students will look at rock samples from the moon.
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  • Real World Application
    Digital Mining

    Digital Mining

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students look at how geologists use imaging spectroscopy to identify surface minerals and then use the Mineral Resource Data System to identify mineral resources available around the world.
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  • Study Guide
    Minerals Study Guide

    Minerals Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade
    This study guide summarizes the key points of Minerals and Mineral Identification. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
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