This chapter in The Science of Ancient Egypt
covers the mummies of ancient Egypt! Students are always interested to learn about this after-death ritual and the process by which the mummy is made. Students can read about osmosis and all the other science topics listed below.
- Preserving the body
- The use of salt and "baking soda"
- The mass of a mummy
- Preparing the body
- Cells, tissues, and organs
- Canopic jars
- Oiling and wrapping the mummy
- Tombs and pyramids
- Mummification of animals (lots of animals)
As with all chapters in this informative series, this one is highly illustrated and blends photographs and modern images with actual 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
- Contains a graphic organizer chart for study and review
In addition, this resource also provides 21 pages of worksheets and assessments for this chapter. This can be purchased separately at: Mummies Worksheet Packet
Other Chapters in this Series
Chapter One The Nile River
Chapter Two Kilns and Metals
Chapter Three Astronomy
Chapter Four The Animals of Egypt
Chapter Five Tools of Ancient Egypt
Chapter Six The Pyramids
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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