Saturday, September 24, 2011
We mummified an apple in science class.
The apple on the left was the control. The apple on the right was mummified by covering it with a combination of baking soda and salt.
In science, we were reading about the ways people have added to everyone's knowledge of the human body over the ages. The Egyptians did minor surgeries to take out the organs out of their dead and in doing so, added to what people knew about the human body, etc. So, this project was an interesting way to demonstrate how the Ancient Egyptians preserved the bodies of their dead.
It might have been for science class, but it certainly goes along with what we've studied in ancient history this year, too!