October 18, 2010
Science World is now offering comprehensive online resources for subscribers. The digital package for this issue will help you teach the cover story "Ancient Pets Preserved" on page 8.
- Start your lesson by showing this narrated POWERPOINT, which will introduce your students to ancient Egypt’s animal mummies.
- Next, read the article, “Ancient Pets Preserved,” p. 8, that discusses how the animals were mummified and what technology we’re using to study them. Your entire class can view a DIGITAL VERSION of the article using your Whiteboard or computer projector.
- After reading the story together, display the CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING skills sheet on your whiteboard or projector to test your students’ reading comprehension.
- Finally, wrap up your lesson with this BONUS ONLINE REPRODUCIBLE that will challenge your students to use their map-reading skills to learn more about where along the Nile River archaeologists have found animal mummies.
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“Ancient Pets Preserved”
- Visit the British Museum’s Web site on mummification to find out more about how bodies were mummified, explore a mummy and its coffin, and compete more activities.
- Boston’s Museum of Science’s interactive mummy exhibit shows what CT scans and other technologies reveal.
- Watch as Egyptologist Salina Ikram explains how animal mummies are made.
- Here is an interactive map of Gravestone Project sites.
- Check out the University of California, Berkeley’s three interactive GEMS Alien Juice Bar activities about acids and bases.
- Learn more about acid rain at the Environmental Protection Agency’s acid rain Web site for students.
- Watch a slow-motion video of an explosion of a car bomb conducted at New Mexico Tech’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center.
- CSI: The Experience is an exhibit currently traveling around U.S. science museums. Rice University made an interactive Web site to accompany the exhibit where you can become a deputy investigator to help solve their cases.
- Find out what it takes to be a forensic scientist at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ career Web site.