Chalk Made Out from Seashells

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Chapter I
INTRODUCTION

Nowadays, people are getting to use to collect seashells for fun and for past time. They made decorations, even accessories for a doll out of it and most people collect seashells. Here in the Philippines, people made seashells for decorations and accessories. They made seashells into accessories for them to sell it. But don’t you know that aside from those things seashells can also be made into a much useful things. In addition, seashells are also used in making jewelry. These shells are made into smooth perfect spheres which, by themselves, could be mistaken to pearls.

We are aware that the education is the most powerful key to succeed. And to support this, we need some facilities and materials for us to make it easier and clearer. Of course, in our modern world today we know that we already have some modernized equipments to make it clearer but still for those hopeless countries and people who want to be sent in school. And the price of almost all commercialized or local products continuously increasing. And this is a big aspect to be considered in schooling. Some of the schools don’t have enough support from government and this thing brings difficulties for us students.

We already have whiteboards that just need markers and projectors for those modernized. But only the rich countries and people can afford it, how about the poor ones? It would be expensive for them.

So, researchers made some trials and errors from different raw materials to be made into a more durable and long lasting chalk. Until they found out that seashells is made up of calcium carbonate that can also be found in chalk.

The term seashells usually refer to the exoskeleton of invertebrate animals. Most seashells are commonly found at the beaches but in a variety of habitats it is also possible to find shells from freshwater animals. But what was known in these animals they are made up of calcium carbonate.

It will now be easy for the less fortunate country or people to afford a durable and long lasting alternative chalk. We also need to know the hardness and the texture of the chalk out of seashells.

Statement of the Problem
The study is conducted to ascertain the production of chalk from seashells. Specifically, this study sought to answer the following question: 1. Is there any significant difference between the chalk out from seashells and leading commercial one? 2. Is there any significant difference between the experimental chalk from seashells and the leading commercial one in terms of quality and durability? 3. Is the product is acceptable to the consumer in terms of availability and economic value?

Statement of the Hypotheses
Based on the aforementioned problems, the following hypotheses are advanced: 1. There is no significant difference between the chalk out from seashells and the leading commercial one. 2. There is no significant difference between the experimental chalk from seashells and the leading commercial one in terms of quality and durability. 3. The product is not acceptable to the consumer in terms of availability and economic value. Significance of the Study

This study is focused on the possibility of replacing commercialized chalk with seashells. This study opens another way for us people to be able to save and make chalk that is more durable with long-lasting use. The study was conducted as a remedy for the common problem of spending much in. It aims to help the less fortunate buying some expensive commercialized or local products.

Scope and Limitation
This study is focused on designing and producing alternative chalk. It also deals with the assessment of its actual advantages as compared to the commercialized one. The qualities and quantities data obtained in the testing of the product against the control were limited to 3 tests only.

This study will be conducted at the residence of the researcher in his residence at Panitan, Capiz.

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