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6th Grade Science Vocab List #2 - Minerals

6th grade Science Vocab 1st 9 Weeks - List #2: Minerals
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engineer
a person who is trained to use both technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
mineral
a naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.
crystal
a solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again.
inorganic
not formed from living things or the remains of living things.
streak
the color of a mineral's powder.
luster
the way a mineral reflects light from its surface.
Mohs Hardness Scale
this scale ranks minerals from softest (1) to hardest (10).
cleavage
a mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces
fracture
the way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way

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