Earth and Space Science: The students will develop an understanding of the properties of earth materials, the structure of the Earth system, the Earth's history, and the Earth's place in the universe.
Structure of the Earth: identifying the characteristics and uses of minerals and rocks and recognizing that rocks are mixtures of minerals. (2, 3, 4)
Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Compare the physical characteristics of rock and mineral specimens to observe that a rock is a mixture of minerals (ESS-M-A5)
Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Describe the properties of minerals (e.g., color, luster, hardness, streak) (ESS-M-A5)