Unit 1
Ingredients of a florida fort: part 1 - coquina stone

Students learn how coquina stone is formed and how it changed Florida history.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to the science of coquina formation and the ways this stone has influenced history in Florida.


Resources:

Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.
“Quarry Historical Site.” Florida State Parks. 28 February 2008
<http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia/Quarry.cfm>.

“Castillo de San Marcos.” National Park Service. 28 February 2008
<http://www.nps.gov/casa/>.

Author:

Kelley Weitzel, http://www.KelleyWeitzel.com

Student Articles & Activities:

1. What is coquina?
2. EXPERIMENT 1: What is the paste inside coquina?
3. What’s a fort really for?
4. EXPERIMENT 2: How do coquina forts stand up to cannon fire?
5. How is coquina being used today?

Vocabulary:

Absorb, Acidic, Calcium, Cement, Coast, Coquina Stone, Coquina Shell, Defenses, Dissolve,
Impact, Particles, Process, Sea Level, Structures, Support

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