|Soaking some materials in water to see what happens after 24 hours|
|Looking at an ancient coffin at the Kelsey Museum|
|Looking at mummy artifacts|
|The headdresses we made!|
On Wednesday we talked more about Egypt. We talked more about mummies and learned about the excavation of King Tut, and why it was so important in the archaeology world. We made Egyptian pyramids and even got to make clay sarcophagi and other treasures to put inside. Then we learned about hieroglyphics and got to write hieroglyphic messages on papyrus sheets. They got to take both of these home- so make sure you ask to see them!
|Making a mummy to put in the pyramid|
|Looking at Olympic artifacts!|
|Watching a demonstration of a spinning top|
|Playing with toys|
|Playing with a spinning top|
|Making our wristbands|
We ended the week with an archaeology dig.We had to grid and map the site in our journals, and collect the artifacts to analyze. We had to use our knowledge to figure out what type of setting the artifacts came from and what kind of activities or civilizations they portrayed. We also got to look around the museum for the oldest and newest object in the museum! Finally, we got to pretend we were archaeologists 1,000 years in the future, looking at artifacts from today. We had to come up with some pretty creative ideas to figure out what the obscure objects could have been used for!!
|Making the grid at the archaeology grid site|
|Looking at some artifacts as if we were future archaeologists!|
We had a very fun week at camp and can't wait for our next theme: Ecology!!! We hope to see some old faces next week as we explore ecosystems, habitats and more!