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TEKS Grade 6 Science-112.18.b.6.c-Mineral Properties-Hardness Color Streak

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Grade 6
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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6.6c

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  • Q1
    What are the characteristics used to classify minerals?
    None of the Above
    Color and Luster
    Streak
    Color, Luster, Streak, Hardness
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q2
    The following image best represents the testing of which physical property?
    Question Image
    Hardness
    Color
    Conductivity
    Luster
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q3
    If an unknown mineral has a hardness of 3.5 , it is most like:
    Question Image
    Topaz
    Diamond
    Talc
    Fluorite and Calcite
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q4
    If an unknown mineral has a hardness of 5 it is softer than minerals such as:
    Question Image
    Corundum and Flourite
    Gypsum and Diamond
    Fluorite only
    Feldspar and Quartz
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q5
    What is the softest mineral on Moh's scale?
    Question Image
    Diamond
    Calcite
    Talc
    Topaz
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q6
    The hardest mineral of all is
    Corundum
    Apatite
    Diamond
    Talc
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q7
    A streak plate has a hardness of 7. Which would leave a scratch on the streak plate?
    Question Image
    None of the above.
    Finger nail and glass
    Steel nail and copper penny
    Minerals that are 9 to 10
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q8
    If a mineral is scratched by talc, what must its hardness rating be?
    Question Image
    1
    10
    6
    4
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q9
    Which property is the way light is reflected off a mineral?
    Question Image
    Streak
    Hardness
    Color
    Luster
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q10
    Dull, silky, waxy, pearly, and earthy are terms that best describe which property of minerals?
    Hardness
    Color
    Streak
    Luster
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q11
    Which characteristic would be least helpful in identifying an unknown mineral?
    Color
    Streak
    Reactivity
    Hardness
    30s
    6.6c
  • Q12
    Scientists test for the hardness of a mineral by doing which of the following?
    Question Image
    Comparing the mass of two minerals.
    Observing how light reflects from the mineral.
    Scratching the mineral against other substances of known hardness
    Comparing the colors of two minerals.
    30s
    6.6c

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