Diamonds, Rocks, And Minerals: All About Mineralogy
The Earth is made up of many different properties, including rocks and minerals. Minerals are naturally occurring, meaning they aren't made by people, inorganic solids with a very specific chemical make up. Each variety is very different from any other and has unique characteristics, including hardness, cleavage, and color ?some minerals even have a unique taste to them. Minerals are a big, if overlooked, part of our lives; we eat them, make things with them, and much more. The following resources provide information, games, activities, and lesson plans to help students learn more about minerals and better understand why they are so important. Rock on!