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Rocks and Minerals


Name the 4 Properties of matter that a scientist uses to identify minerals. hardness luster streak color
What is a mineral? A non-living substance found in nature
What is the name of the scientist who studies rocks and minerals? A geologist
What do you call a valuable mineral that is used to make jewelry? gem stone
What test allows me to tell a minerals hardness? the scratch test
What is the name of the test when you rub a mineral on a white tile to see what color powder it leaves? streak test
What is the hardest mineral? diamond
What is the softest mineral? talc
What are rocks made of? minerals
Rocks that are formed when melted rock cools and hardens are called____? Igneous rocks
Rocks that are formed from heat and pressure are called___? Metamorphic Rocks
Rocks that are formed from layers of sediment are called___? Sedimentary rocks
Fossils are found in the type of rock? sedimentary
Volcanoes produce which type of rock? Igneous
The specks you see in rocks are called? grains
What is the name of the scale used to rate the hardness of minerals? Moh's hardness Scale
Hardness, color and streak are examples of a mineral's ____? properties
Created by: aneal01