Students completed the outside of their sarcophagi in our morning class, adding the "egyptian eye" symbol and a door for their mummy's Ba to come and go.
You might enjoy playing this as a family at home. It's not as easy as you think!
Playing with Measurements
To think further about measurement we began our afternoon class by reading Is the blue whale the biggest thing there is? This book encouraged us to think about size creatively.
Next we made a list of ten things that we would each measure with our own cubit. Then we set to work, recording our measurements on a chart. When we were done we found that we had different measurements for some things, especially the length of the room. This led to some interesting observations about the importance of using the same unit of measure.
We wonder whether the Ancient Egyptians had any problems using digits, palms, and cubits to measure things?