Activity List

The activity list allows you to choose an inquiry-based project found in Maya Adventure. The activities are listed according to the site where they are found. To access the activity, click on the button to the left of the listing.

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá

Solving Dissolving

Background Information: Solving Dissolving is an activity demonstrating the effects of a weak acid on limestone. A gallon of pure water will dissolve .001 ounce of limestone. When water is combined with carbon dioxide (the stuff everybody exhales) it becomes carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is a weak acid capable of dissolving 25 times more limestone than pure water. This can be as much as one tenth of an inch each year in some caves.

1/10 inch per year = 1 inch in 10 years = 10 inches in 100 years!

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