Great for geology students, these printable flash cards cover physical aspects of minerals.
There are 24 flash cards in this set (4 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:
|Cleavage||Property of minerals that break along smooth, flat surfaces.|
|Crystal Structure||Orderly, repeating pattern in which the atoms in a crystal are arranged.|
|Crystallization||Process by which atoms form a solid with an orderly, repeating pattern.|
|Exhibit||To display; to present for the public to see.|
|Fracture||Property of minerals that break along rough or irregular surfaces.|
|Luster||Way a mineral's surface reflects light.|
|Mineral||Nauturally occuring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.|
|Ore||Deposit of valuable metal-containing minerals that can be produced at a profit.|
|Property||Quality or characteristic of an individual or thing.|
|Streak||Color of a mineral's powder.|
|Foliation||Layered appearance of a metamorphic rock that results from uneven pressures causing flat minerals to line up.|
|Grain||Individual rock particle.|
|Lithification||Process through which sediment turns into rock.|
|Magma||Molten rock locate within Earth.|
|Rock||Naturally occurring solid mixture composed of minerals, smaller rock fragments, organic matter, or glass.|
|Sediment||Rock or mineral fragments that are loose or suspended in water.|
|Texture||Grain size and arrangement of grains in a rock.|
|Disposition||Process of laying sown sediment in a new location.|
|Extrusive Rock||Igneous rock that forms when lave cools and crystallizes on Earth's surface.|
|Intrusive Rock||Igneous rock that forms when magma cools and crystallizes inside Earth.|
|Metamorphism||Process by which sedimentary rocks that are subjected to high temperatures and pressure transform into metamorphic rocks.|
|Rock Cycle||Series of processes that continually change one rock type into another.|
|Uplift||Process that moves large amounts of rock up to Earth's surface and to higher elevations.|
|Lava||Magma that erupts onto the Earth's surface.|