Patterns in Minerals

Students will plan and carry out an investigation on minerals to look for patterns associated with their color, hardness, streak color and response to magnetism.

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THE SUMMARY

 SEEd 5.2.2 Ask questions to plan and carry out investigations to identify substances based on patterns of their properties. Emphasize using properties to identify substances. Examples of properties could include color, hardness, conductivity, solubility, or a response to magnetic forces. Examples of substances could include powders, metals, minerals, or liquids. (PS1.A)

Lesson Performance Expectations 

  • Students will plan and carry out an investigation on minerals to look for patterns associated with their color, hardness, streak color and response to magnetism. 
  • Students will be able to identify the minerals based on the investigation.