Mineral Properties

Mineralogy 4 Kids, Mineralogical Society of America

This site from the Mineralogical Society of America describes the physical properties of minerals in terms that kids will understand. The site also includes the definition of a mineral, an identification chart, and links to descriptions of the physical properties used to identify minerals.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:MineralogyKeywords: hardness, color, luster, cleavage, streak, specific gravity