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Limestone and its uses

Limestone and its uses
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Key Info
  • Limestone and its uses
  • Duration: 00:38
  • An explanation of how rocks are mined and what limestone is used for. Different types of rocks can be found in different parts of the country. Limestone, which is also called Portland stone, is used in buildings such as the Bank of England. Rocks are removed from the ground by using explosives or by cutting with saws.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Grouping and Classifying Materials

  • Keywords: rocks, limestone, Portland stone, rock, formation
Ideas for use in class
  • Class discussion about the use of rocks. Discuss how the rocks are removed from the ground. How many different types of rocks are known by the children?
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  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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