Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Minerals

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Missouri Standards

MO.5. Processes and Interactions of the Earth's Systems (Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere)
5.1. Earth's systems (Geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere) have common components and unique structures
5.1.A. The Earth's crust is composed of various materials, including soil, minerals, and rocks, with characteristic properties
5.1.A.a. Scope and Sequence - Rock Cycle and Plate Tectonics: Differentiate between minerals and rocks (which are composed of different kinds of minerals)
5.1.A.b. Scope and Sequence - Rock Cycle and Plate Tectonics: Describe the distinguishing properties that can be used to classify minerals (i.e., texture, smell, luster, hardness, crystal shape, streak, reaction to magnets and acids)
5.1.A.c. Scope and Sequence - Rock Cycle and Plate Tectonics: Describe the methods used to identify the distinguishing properties of minerals

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