Unit 2
Ingredients of a florida fort:
part 2 - Quicklime

Students learn how quicklime has been found throughout history.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to ways that quicklime (the mortar used to glue coquina blocks together) has influenced history in Florida and abroad.


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 quicklime?
2. What are other uses for quicklime?
3. Why doesn’t the fort explode when it rains?
4. ACTIVITY: Chemistry in Action

Vocabulary:

Acidic, Calcium, Carbon, Cement, Coquina, Degree, Dissolve, Erode, Exothermic, Fahrenheit,
Hydrogen, Limestone, Mason, Mortar, Oxygen, Putty, Quicklime, Reaction, Romans, Whitewash

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