What is a Mineral?. By Liz LaRosa 5 th Grade Science www.middleschoolscience.com 2010. What is a mineral? Properties:. S olid Cannot be a liquid or a gas N aturally Occurring Found in nature, not man-made I norganic Is not alive and never was, non-living F ixed composition
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By Liz LaRosa
5th Grade Science
A mineral is a naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure.
The next few slides show an assortment of items.
As a group, categorize the items as either:
Minerals or Non-Minerals.
According to IMA – ice is listed as a mineral