ANSWERS TO "FILL IN THE PLANCK #8: Minerals"
Minerals! You heard about ‘em in school
Form when molten rock goes from hot to cool
Or when water evaporates - crystallization
But it can take a while, so you’ll have to be patient
Now silicon and oxygen are mineral mates
The most common that we see are the silicates
But what defines a mineral? Tell me 8th grade
They’re naturally occurring, not manmade
A dead tree’s not a mineral. Why? Don’t panic
Minerals need to be inorganic
Structure is crystalline - straight fixed
Composition is definite - not mixed
They’re insanely useful. Ain't that the truth?
From copper wire to the fluoride on a tooth
To the ore under the floor that we’re mining for
Though memorizing all 4000 would be quite a chore
Some might be shinier - others duller
But impurities can make the same mineral change color
Minerals are pretty cool. Amirite?
Find ‘em in computer chips and in satellites