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LAR: Yes
Title: Testing the Hardness of Common Minerals
Url: http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/education/lessons/act20.htm
Publisher: Maine. Department of Conservation.
Description: This activity gives students practice and a chance to develop expertise in using the test for hardness in identifying common minerals. Following a discussion and an introduction to Moh's scale, the students will work in groups to test minerals whose identities are known against their standards (common substances whose hardnesses are known). Once the known minerals have been tested, the students can proceed to test unknown samples. A student worksheet and discussion questions are provided.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Classification
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Minerals
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2005-10-06
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Maine Department of Conservation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Geology
Mineralogy or petrology
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-12 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-01 12:15:54 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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