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Minerals come from the Earth directly, not made or altered by humans. SlideThe amethyst stone is a natural mineral, not a human-made product.
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Non-Living MatterPlay
Minerals are inorganic, which means they do not have living cells. SlideUnlike plants, a mineral like quartz doesn’t grow or require nutrients.
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Geology ContextPlay
Used in geology, 'mineral' refers to a substance with a defined composition and structure. SlideIn my geology class, we learned how to identify minerals by their crystal structures.