WRITE HMK IN AGENDA COPY SCIENCE PAGE IN FOLDER DO NOW. 1. _______name of lab safety symbol that has a picure of a plant (lab safety ) 2. ______the process scientists use to solve problems and answer questions (scientific method)
Choose the correct word.
(inorganic or organic)
A mineral is a naturally formed _________
Substance with a crystalline structure.
2) 2. ______ ________the process scientists
use to solve problems and answer
1. What is a mineral?
2. What are the characteristics used to identify a mineral?
1. Mineral- a naturally formed inorganic substance with a crystalline structure
a. Color-weathering and impurities can cause the same mineral to come in different colors NOT A GOOD IDENTIFIER
b. Luster-shiny or dull
c. Streak-powder left behind when a mineral is rubbed on an unglazed piece of porcelain
d. Cleavage-breaks evenly (in sheets)