This video shows in great detail how road salt is made. It gives an interesting and real world look at how minerals are extracted, processed, and commercialized.
Gives an overview of the physical properties of minerals and shows different types of minerals that students can learn to associate with these properties.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Minerals.
The quality of synthetic diamonds has improved so much they are hard to tell from real diamonds.
Conditions on the gas giants, like Uranus and Neptune, are right for the formation of diamonds in the atmosphere.
Find out how just one sheet of graphite could be a super material that may make computers faster and easier to use.
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.
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.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Minerals.