The ancient Egyptian knowledge of planets, moon, and stars is the theme for this third chapter in the series: The Science of Ancient Egypt
. Students not only read descriptions of how the Egyptians viewed the sky but also passages that describe our modern knowledge of the planets and stars.
Topics in this third unit include
- Egyptians views of the sun and moon
- The reflection of light from the sun
- The wandering planets
- Venus, the evening and morning star
- Mercury and Mars…the red planet
- Characteristics of Jupiter and Saturn
- Sirius, the brightest star (star of Isis)
- Orion, the constellation
As with all chapters, this unit is highly illustrated and blends photographs and modern images with images from Ancient Egypt itself.
- Includes glossary that lists important vocabulary words for easy reference.
- highlighted vocabulary words in text
- General reading range for grades 4-6
- Also includes a Who-am-I worksheet and a matching vocabulary worksheet that could serve as a homework assignment or quiz.
Other Chapters in this Series
Chapter One The Nile River
Chapter Two Kilns and Metals
Chapter Four The Animals of Egypt
Chapter Five Tools of Ancient Egypt
Chapter Six The Pyramids
Chapter Seven The Mummy
If you’d like to check out a free sample from Chapter One: The Nile River, click below:
Free Sample of Chapter One: The Nile River
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