Posts From February, 2014

Mummies!

We made mummies!

Weighing the heart

The Ancient Egyptians believed that when they died they had to travel through the Underworld. Their hearts were weighed against a feather. If your heart was lighter than the feather (because you had been good) then you could get to the land just like Egypt. If you had been bad then your heart was gobbled up.

We weighed our toys to see which were heavier and lighter. Luckily none of them got gobbled up though!

Pyramids

In maths we did an investigation about pattern. We made pyramids using cups and had to work out what the pattern was. We were really good at it!

Then we made the biggest pyramid we could. The big class came to look and were really impressed!

Look at all the pyramids we have made!

Tutankhamun masks!

Don't they look great!

Which rock would be best to build a pyramid?

Today we experimented on 4 different rocks to find out which one would make the best pyramid. We tested them in water and rubbed them with sandpaper to see if they would stand up to the Orkney weather! Most of us thought red sandstone was the best. P2 and P3 recorded their results in a table, well done!

 

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