Chapter 1 Minerals essay questions
Explain why each of the following is not considered a mineral: a cupcake, water, teeth, oxygen.
What is the difference between cleavage and fracture?
What are the two main types of mining?
Why is color not always a reliable way of identifying a mineral?
How can mining harm the environment?
You are given two mineral samples. Sample A has a mass of ___ g and displaces ___ mL of water. Sample B has a mass of ___ g and displaces ___ml of water. Which sample has the greater density? Show your work.
Density = mass (g)/volume (ml)
Rebecca found a glimmering crystal that looked like a diamond, but Judy said it was only quartz. How could Rebecca use a crystal that she already knows is quartz to find out if her crystal is diamond or quartz? Think about what would happen if you rubbed the two together
Welcome To The 2016-2017 School Year
Overview: Earth-Space Science is required for all eighth grade students. The course covers four broad areas of study: Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. During the course of this class we will explore the basic concepts and ideas behind each science, with special emphasis on PA related topics. This eighth grade course is laboratory and hands-on based, stressing “real world” applications.
Textbook(s) and Other Resources used:
Water on Earth
Inside the Restless Earth
Earth’s Changing Surface
Weather and Climate