Let's Take a Rock Apart Worksheet                      Name:____________________

Discussion Questions

1) What difficulties did you encounter when sorting minerals according to one attribute or property?

2) Were the large specimens and the sorted piles similar?

3) How many pieces of each color did you sort out in 15 minutes?

a. all white= ______________
b. all pink= ________________
c. shiny black or gray= _____________

4) Can you name each of the specimens sorted? Place the names in the appropriate circles on the Venn diagram above.

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