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6th grade Science Vocab 1st 9 Weeks - List #2: Minerals


a person who is trained to use both technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.


a naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.


a solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again.


not formed from living things or the remains of living things.


the color of a mineral's powder.


the way a mineral reflects light from its surface.

Mohs Hardness Scale

this scale ranks minerals from softest (1) to hardest (10).


a mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces


the way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way

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