Type:

Interactive

Description:

In this activity, students will re-enact the steps of Egyptian mummification on a fish. This activity is wonderful to do when they are studying Ancient Egypt in Social Studies!

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Life Sciences
  • Education > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

mummy fish anatomy canopic ancient egypt mummification mummies natron

Language:

English

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Update Standards?

SCT.3-5.2.1: Science and Technology/Engineering

Classify plants and animals according to the physical characteristics that they share.

SCT.3-5.3.1: Science and Technology/Engineering

Differentiate between properties of objects (e.g., size, shape, weight) and properties of materials (e.g., color, texture, hardness).

SCT.3-5.3.3: Science and Technology/Engineering

Describe how water can be changed from one state to another by adding or taking away heat.

SCT.6-8.3.1: Science and Technology/Engineering

Differentiate between weight and mass, recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object.

SCT.6-8.3.2: Science and Technology/Engineering

Differentiate between volume and mass. Define density.

SCT.6-8.3.3: Science and Technology/Engineering

Recognize that the measurement of volume and mass requires understanding of the sensitivity of measurement tools (e.g., rulers, graduated cylinders, balances) and knowledge and appropriate use of significant digits.

SCT.6-8.3.10: Science and Technology/Engineering

Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.

SCI.9-11.2.E: Science

plan and implement descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;
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Lucy Land-Davis
October 26, 2009
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Lucy Land-Davis
October 26, 2009
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Lucy Land-Davis
October 26, 2009
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Lucy Land-Davis
October 26, 2009
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Megan Wood
October 23, 2009

The students talked about this activity all year!

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Megan Wood
October 23, 2009

The students talked about this activity all year!

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Megan Wood
October 23, 2009

The students talked about this activity all year!

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Megan Wood
October 23, 2009

The students talked about this activity all year!

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Barbara S Black Pine Circle
October 23, 2009

What a great idea! Certain to keep students' interest and offers so many possibilities for connections with other subject areas and extensions for deeper understanding. This lesson is well planned out, and the materials seem very accessible and inexpensive.

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Barbara S Black Pine Circle
October 23, 2009

What a great idea! Certain to keep students' interest and offers so many possibilities for connections with other subject areas and extensions for deeper understanding. This lesson is well planned out, and the materials seem very accessible and inexpensive.

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Barbara S Black Pine Circle
October 23, 2009

What a great idea! Certain to keep students' interest and offers so many possibilities for connections with other subject areas and extensions for deeper understanding. This lesson is well planned out, and the materials seem very accessible and inexpensive.

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Barbara S Black Pine Circle
October 23, 2009

What a great idea! Certain to keep students' interest and offers so many possibilities for connections with other subject areas and extensions for deeper understanding. This lesson is well planned out, and the materials seem very accessible and inexpensive.

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