Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples

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Identify the building block of silicate minerals.

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1. How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?

2. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of silicates and their chemical classification with this quiz/worksheet combination. Information assessed includes minerals composed of sheeted tetrahedra, the composition of silicate minerals, and other facts covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Elements that make up over 50% of Earth's surface
  • Composition of various minerals and silicates
  • Origin of silicate minerals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of various minerals and silicates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the building block of silicate minerals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Earth science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about silicate minerals, review the accompanying lesson, Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the function of silicon-oxygen tetrahadron
  • Review silicates
  • Know the various types of silicates
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