These flash cards describe the characteristics of minerals
There are 12 flash cards in this set (2 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Mineral||naturally organic solid of definitive composition|
|Crystal||a solid with an orderly arrangement of atoms and a repeating shape|
|Magma||hot, melted rock inside the earth|
|Silicate||minerals that contain silicon, oxygen and one or more elements|
|Hardness||how easily a mineral can be scratched|
|Luster||the way a mineral reflects light|
|Specific Gravity||the ratio of a mineral's weight compared to its volume of water|
|Streak||the color of a mineral in powdered form|
|Cleavage||minerals with a smooth, flat break|
|Fracture||minerals that break unevenly or are jagged|
|Gem||a polished gemstone|
|Inorganic||not living matter or formed by living material|