Middle School Resource
This site gives information about the properties of minerals and how they are used to identify minerals. Color, hardness, transparency, etc. are presented. Photos and descriptions are used to help students compare and contrast the properties of minerals and gain a better understanding of each feature or physical characteristic. A link to a mineral gallery offers photos and descriptions of a wide variety of minerals.
Related NY State Academic Standards: S.5.PS.1.3, S.5.ESS.2.1, S.MS.PS.1.2, and MST4.I.PS2.1!
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