APES- Rock and Mineral Virtual Laboratory
After completing the first part of lesson one, read over the purpose of this lab activity and write a thoughtful hypothesis. Then follow the stated procedure, using the sources given or any others available to you, to complete the data tables, sources, and conclusion sections.
Purpose: The intent of this lab activity is to investigate the three main rock types and be able to recognize common examples, explore some of the minerals of which they are composed and the measurable properties
1. Read over this entire lab activity.
2. Write a hypothesis (testable statement) about what you expect to reveal by completing this activity.
3. Using the resources listed below or any other cited sources, complete the data tables (include images as directed using screenshots, downloaded or copy/pasted)
4. Cite all sources used, including image sources.
5. Write out a detailed conclusion that includes whether your hypothesis was supported or refuted, and a summary of the activity with specific examples.
It should not be less that two paragraphs and should use and explain all relevant vocabulary.
6. Submit/upload your completed assignment.
Complete all of the following tables
MINERAL IDENTIFICATION TESTS
The luster looks polished metal. It is also very reflective.
Galena, Pyrite, & magnetite
pyrite (2012 Mineral Miners).
Does not look like metal. This luster can encompass sub-groups, such as vitreous, resinous, pearly, greasy, silky, and adamantine.
Quartz, graphite, and diamond
graphite (2012 Credit Writedowns).
Color can be caused by chemicals that changed their colors, and also weathering can affect the color (2000 Thinkquest). The color is also affecred by the mineral content and the the crystal structure
Beryl containing different impurities can change the...