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An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. This question bank provides an initial list of questions that teachers and students might ask about our resources on limestone’s geology, biology, chemistry and uses, and places where their answers can be found.

The article Limestone, a fizzy rock – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What is limestone?

Q. How old is limestone?

Q. How is limestone made?

Q. What is limestone used for?

Q. The main mineral in limestone is calcium carbonate. What are the properties of this mineral?

Q. What is biomineralisation?

Q. Can pāua shell be made artificially?

Q. What is a cold seep?

Q. How are cold seeps found?

Q. What are cold-seep communities?

    Published 1 October 2017