Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mummification with Mrs. McMahon

Today we learned about mummification and how the different substances were used to perserve human bodies in Egypt. We are mummifying an apple and will observe the results over the next three weeks. The substances we used to perserve the apple were: baking soda, table salt, Epsom Salt and a mixture of all three. Students made a hypothesis and will test this by observation.. We learned about a scientific control and how this will be what we use to compare all other results. Mrs McMahon is a graduate student from Cambridge College. Thank you for teaching us about this fascinating topic! We can't wait to see the results.