Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mineral Detectives

As part of our studies concerning minerals, students are doing a mineral identification lab.  In this lab, students must use the properties of minerals to see if they can discover the identity of four mystery samples.  Can you name the five tests we conducted to gather data?  The first person from each homeroom to reply with the correct answer (in the comments section below) will receive a prize!

Using the properties of minerals, students identified four mystery samples.  

Using the scientific method, careful observations, and organized data collection we were able to successfully identify each of the minerals!

Don't forget about the virtual mineral identification lab I mentioned in a previous post.  It's a great way to get even more practice with the properties of minerals...and it can be done anywhere you have access to the internet! 


  1. Color
    Scale of Hardness

  2. Great job, Naia! I hope you enjoyed the lab!