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6th grade Science: Math
What is Density?
The ratio of the mass of substance to the volume of the substance.
What is Hardness?
A measure if the ability to resist scratching.
What is Reclamation?
The process of returning land to its original condition after mining is completed.
What is Ore?
A natural material whose concentration of economically valuable minerals is high enough for the material to be mined.
What is a Fracture?
The manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces.
What is Cleavage?
The splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces.
What is a Streak?
The color of the powder of the the mineral.
What is a Luster?
The way in which a mineral reflects light.
A mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen.
What is a Ninsilicate Mineral?
A mineral that contains silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals.
What is a Silicate Mineral?
A solid with the atoms, ions, or molecules in a definite pattern.
What is a crystal?
A substance that cannot be broken down anyomore.
What is an element?
A substance made up of two or more elements joined by chemical bonds.
What is a compound?
A naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystal line.
What is a mineral?