Lesson Plan: Optical Properties of Minerals | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Optical Properties of Minerals | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Optical Properties of Minerals

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe the following optical properties of minerals: luster, color, streak, and transparency.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • define mineral luster and the different types,
  • discuss the different mineral colors,
  • describe mineral streak as an important property in mineral identification,
  • describe the play of color found in some minerals,
  • define mineral transparency and give some examples.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the chemical composition of some minerals.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • optical properties of minerals under a microscope.

Join Nagwa Classes

Attend live sessions on Nagwa Classes to boost your learning with guidance and advice from an expert teacher!

  • Interactive Sessions
  • Chat & Messaging
  • Realistic Exam Questions

Nagwa uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more about our Privacy Policy