Classification of Materials

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Classifying the materials as organic and inorganic


Rocks and minerals, stone,  metals, ceramic, glass


Plants   (wood, paper, textile)

Animals (plastic, animal part)

Some materials contain both organic and inorganic components


Ivory, bone, when fresh a combination of inorganic material and protein

Burned wood, if not completely burned, will have a small amount of the original organic component (wood) plus a component that is now mostly inorganic (carbon only)

Prepare a flow chart that would help others put your items into the groups.


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