Students learn how quicklime has been found throughout history.
Students read selections introducing them to ways that quicklime (the mortar used to glue coquina blocks together) has influenced history in Florida and abroad.
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
Kelley Weitzel, http://www.KelleyWeitzel.com
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
Acidic, Calcium, Carbon, Cement, Coquina, Degree, Dissolve, Erode, Exothermic, Fahrenheit,
Hydrogen, Limestone, Mason, Mortar, Oxygen, Putty, Quicklime, Reaction, Romans, Whitewash