Ancient Egypt

This week we have been focused on Ancient Egypt. We learned where the term “Rosetta Stone” comes from and why all those commercials about it have to do with language. Here’s what 6C learned.

What about you? What do you know about ancient writings?

Chicken Mummies

Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning all kinds of things about Ancient Egypt including the process of mummification! We were excited and disgusted from the start! We learned that the internal organs were taken out of the body and the inside of the body was packed with a natural salt. We also learned that the brain was aken out of the body as well… although it was taken out through the nose! How do you think that was accomlished?

To help us fully understand the process of mummifcation we started our own mummification experiement in class! We are in the process of mummifying chicken wings! Here’s the first day of our experiment!

You can see we cut open our chicken and packed salt inside, just like the Ancient Egyptians did! Then we put our chicken in a bag an covered it with salt! The process has begun! Check back soon to see the progress!

Ancient Egypt and the Nile River

Follow these links and learn more about the Nile River! After reading and learning more, go to your class page on the top and make a comment.

Your comment should be about one of the following questions:

1. What is the most interesting thing about the Nile River you have found in your research?

2. What did the Ancient Egyptians use the Nile River for? How did they use the land and the water?

3. If you were and Egyptian, would you have stayed during the flood times? Why or why not?

Links:
Secrets of the Nile

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/nileriver.html