Classroom Pyramid Building

Classroom Pyramid Building
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Through this lesson students work in groups to build a classroom pyramid. They are given an engineering puzzle that asks them to move a theoretical 5000lb block across the desert.

The lesson helps the students understand that while the tools were basic, the ideas were not, and that the Ancient Egyptians had a strong understanding of math and science, and figure out how to best reduce friction with the materials that they had.

This is a lesson that even years after completing it, students still come back and talk about. Very energetic, very fun, and very rigorous.
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2 pages
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55 minutes
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