Mummy Chickens at the Middle School Campus

Posted On: 1/3/2018 2:18 PM

For the next few months, 6th graders will experience the ancient Egyptian practice of mummification as part of their study of Ancient Egypt. This lengthy experiment substitutes chicken wings, baking soda and salt in place of Nitron and human bodies. Students weigh the wings throughout the mummification process to learn how much water is lost and note the physical change of the soft tissue. Seeing the mummification process helps students to grasp the religion and culture of Ancient Egypt.


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