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A Fizzy Rock

A Fizzy Rock

Exploring limestone’s geology, biology, chemistry and uses.

Limestone is the rock that fizzes with acid. It has a biogeochemical origin, a rich agricultural history and is literally ‘fizzing’ with uses and applications.

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NZ Research collection.

NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to A Fizzy...

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.

Science Ideas and Concepts

Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...

Looking Closer collection.

Looking Closer

This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about A Fizzy Rock, which supports the resources in the other...

People collection.

People

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Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring A Fizzy...

Question Bank collection.

Question Bank

An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about A Fizzy Rock...

Key Terms collection.

Key Terms

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Sci Media collection.

Sci Media

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