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Grade 4 Minerals
During the 1800s, miners needed to be able to tell real gold from another mineral, pyrite. To tell them apart, the miners would bite the mineral they found. If they saw a bite mark in the mineral, they knew it was real gold. What property were they testing?
  1. cleavage
  2. luster
  3. hardness
  4. streak color
Grade 4 Minerals
A mineral is made up of many rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
Minerals are nonliving, natural substances that make up rocks.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
Mohs' scale is used to identify a mineral's
  1. color
  2. luster
  3. streak
  4. hardness
Grade 4 Minerals
What is not a property that can be used to identify a mineral?
  1. luster
  2. streak
  3. hardness
  4. talc
Grade 4 Minerals
What properties are used to classify minerals? Select all that apply.
  1. color
  2. luster
  3. hematite
  4. cleavage
  5. streak
  6. galena
  7. hardness
Grade 4 Minerals
Hematite is a mineral.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
What is a mineral?
  1. a type of a rock
  2. solids which are naturally occurring, inorganic, have a definite chemical composition and a definite atomic arrangement
  3. crystals, which grow in liquids
  4. a type of volcanic ash
Grade 4 Minerals
The color of a mineral when it is ground to a powder is its               .
  1. hardness
  2. black
  3. streak
  4. cleavage
Grade 4 Minerals
Which of the following is an example of how people use rocks and minerals?
  1. for building schools
  2. to make steel
  3. to make jewelry
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Minerals
What does the Mohs Scale measure?            hardness           
Grade 4 Minerals
Minerals in rocks can be changed to other minerals through physical weathering.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
A rock rich in minerals that can be removed from Earth's crust is a/an       ore      .
Grade 4 Minerals
What metal is found in galena?        lead       
Grade 4 Minerals
Copper is often found in rocks formed from lava.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Minerals
The following are examples of minerals:
  1. Water, Steam, and Ice
  2. Mica, Quartz, Zircon
  3. Lava, Wax, Plastic
Grade 4 Minerals
Hematite is made of        iron        and          oxygen         .
Grade 4 Minerals
A natural recurring substance that is neither plant or animal is called a           mineral          
Grade 4 Minerals
The list shows 5 minerals and their Mohs rating. List the minerals in order from softest to hardest.

Augite 5.5
Cinnabar 2.5
Emerald 7.5
Magnetite 6
Sapphire 9

                                                  

                                                  
Grade 4 Minerals
Why is the streak test helpful when identifying a mineral?

                                                                                                

                                                                                                

                                                                                                
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