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What is a Mineral?

What does the word "mineral" mean? It means different things to different people.

Before you watch the video below, take a moment to think about what the word "mineral" means to you. Get out your Science Journal and write down what you think of when you hear the word mineral. Write down at least a couple of examples. Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers. You are not trying to write out the exact, scientific definition. Instead, as a starting point for this unit, I want you to think about what that word means to you now. Later in the unit, you can come back to see if your concept of minerals has changed.