Crystal: Definition, Types, Structure & Properties


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What is a crystal?

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1. What are the four types of crystals?

2. A scientist discovers a new crystal. He wants to know how to classify it. Upon further study, he finds that the atoms making up the crystal have positive and negative charges arranged in a grid. What type of crystal is he most likely looking at?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many factors that contribute to the unique look and formation of crystals. This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of how they are created and used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be quizzed on:

  • The various shapes of crystals
  • The types of crystals
  • How crystals are formed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding crystals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of crystals
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the formation of crystals and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about crystals and their formation, review the lesson called Crystal: Definition, Types, Structure & Properties. The lesson will cover the following subjects:

  • Definition of crystal
  • How crystals are used
  • The structures of crystals