Year 4 had a great trip to Bolton Museum to explore their Egyptian exhibition. We were all given a collar to wear for our time at the workshop. We looked at a timeline and found out that the Ancient Egyptians were around 7000 years ago, we then looked around and had to find the oldest artefact from Egyptian times.
We then had the opportunity to learn even more about mummification, with some really good contribution from the class. Inside this part of the museum were even more artefacts for us to look at, including a mummified girl, mummified animals, scarabs and much more!
Finally Year 4 ventured into a replica tomb, created using 3D laser scanning to produce a full-size recreation of the tomb of Pharoah Tuthmose III, which was very dark and realistic! It had the mummified body of 'The Unknown Man'. The mummy has never been identified but is believed to be a son of Rameses II or Rameses the Great.
Keep an eye out for our work on this new topic. We are learning all about the human body and how it works.
We all had a disclosing tablet which made our mouths turn very blue! We brushed our teeth to see if we had lots of old plaque (blue stain) or newer plaque (pink stain). Most of us enjoyed this experiment and had a discussion about our findings.
Today we have been looking at the heart and how it works. We found our pulse when we were at rest and timed how many beats per minute. We then ran on the spot for a couple of minutes and then found how many beats after exercise.