In this activity, students view the interactive Calcination lime from limestone, which shows the industrial processing of limestone into lime, and use the information to complete a matching activity.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe the effect of heat on limestone
  • define the term ‘calcination’
  • outline the main process steps in the production of lime from limestone
  • recall the meanings of the terms ‘exothermic’ and ‘endothermic
  • write word and symbol equations for the main chemical reactions occurring
  • distinguish between the terms ‘limestone’, ‘lime’ and ‘slaked lime

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handouts.
    Published 20 August 2012