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From Rocks to Riches


1. What does the word mineral mean?
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2. Which statement is true about the paragraph Uses of Minerals?
a. Rocks are not valuable.
b. Minerals are found in the Earth’s crust.
c. Minerals are not found in the Earth’s crust.
d. Rocks may be valuable because of the minerals they contain.

3. Ore means:
a. A paddle that is used with a boat.
b. A rock that can be mined for the minerals it contains.
c. A natural resource that can’t be replaced.
d. A solid material made up of one or more minerals.

4. What does nonrenewable resource mean?

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5. What does renewable resource mean?

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6. Choose one mineral you examined when we worked with rocks. Name the mineral and describe its properties.

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7. Describe in 3 sentences to explain why rocks are important resources.

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8. What do you think will happen if nonrenewable resources are not recycled?

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