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Properties of Minerals & Rocks - Chapter Summary
If you would like to improve your understanding of the Earth that we live on, it's a good idea to learn about the basic building blocks of the planet: rocks and minerals. You can do this by watching the helpful and informative video lessons in this chapter.
These lessons are a great way to learn about the basic characteristics of rocks and minerals, specific types of each, and informative examples. Our instructors will go over the major classifications of different types of rocks and minerals and how they help us learn more about the planet. Topics you will learn about include:
- The types, properties & examples of minerals
- The differences between rocks and minerals
- Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
- How rocks are formed
You can take the lesson's practice quiz to make sure you have understood the basics of the topics covered. The chapter's final exam will let you see how much you remember about the subject as a whole. Be sure to use your personal Dashboard to track your educational progress as you complete different lessons and quizzes.
1. What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about minerals and their properties. You will also understand the importance and everyday use of different types of minerals found on Earth.
2. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences
Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.
3. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks
In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.
4. Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups
Did you know that lava is molten rock that reaches the earth's surface? Furthermore, did you know that rocks exist in three general forms: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic? This lesson describes these rock types and examples of each.
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- Cell Growth & Division
- Principles of Evolution & Natural Selection
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- Galaxies, Stars and Solar Systems
- Earth's Spheres & Internal Structure
- Basics of Plate Tectonics
- Rock Deformation & Mountain Building
- Landforms, Volcanoes & Earthquakes
- Meteorology & Climate Basics
- The Earth's Water
- Planning & Conducting Scientific Investigations
- Basic Arithmetic Review
- Number Sense & Theory
- Performing Operations with Exponents
- Relations & Functions
- Ratios & Proportional Reasoning
- Graphing & Solving Inequalities
- Creating & Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
- Writing & Graphing Equations
- Operations with Polynomials
- Solving & Factoring Quadratic Equations
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- Geometric Measurement
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