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.