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CLIP 2211

What is stone used for?

What is stone used for?

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Key Info
  • What is stone used for?
  • Duration: 00:34
  • A stonemason explains what stone is used for in daily life. Stone is used for building churches and banks, for making statues or for domestic purposes. Limestone is used for building or statues as it is inexpensive, hardwearing, longlasting and easy to shape. A stonemason is shown carving a base column for building.
  • Subject:



    Grouping and Classifying Materials

  • Keywords: stone, limestone, carving, shaping, building, statue, stonemason
Ideas for use in class
  • Class discussion about what limestone is used for. What is a person called who works with stone?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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