Text Shell Shifts

TLF ID A003905

This activity invites students to explore how the pH of a solution dictates whether carbon is present in the form needed to make seashells. The activity includes a list of tools and materials required, what to do and notice, an explanation for the underlying science of what students observe and suggestions for further activities.

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  • Teaching and learning
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Learning area
  • Science

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  • Name: Exploratorium
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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