Ancient Egyptian Technology in LKS2

LKS2 spent the afternoon tackling a series of challenges set by Miss Bellis and Mrs Peters as a way of finding out about the technology invented by the Ancient Egyptians – some of which we still use today.

The children were asked to look at the challenge and work out whether it was possible or not. If the answer was no, they discussed what technology would be needed to make it possible?.

Unsurprisingly, most of the technology required was invented by the Ancient Egyptians, as well as the addition of cough remedies (we decided we’d prefer a cough to their remedy of a whole mouse), make-up, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

“You could work out if it was summer or winter because of when it gets light and dark but you can’t tell the exact time without a clock.”
“You need a knife to cut the baby open and remove the lump and then glue to glue it back together.”
“You need a container for the water and a way of getting it from the canal to the plant.”
“We can’t do this because we need ink, paper and an alphabet.”
“The baby hasn’t got any hair so we haven’t got anything to braid.”

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