Ask a Scientist About Mummies

Many are aware of the mummies found in the tombs of Egypt. But in addition to the mummified bodies of the ancient pharaohs like King Tut, archaeologists also found cat mummies, dog mummies, and alligator mummies. In a video interview, archaeologist David Hurst Thomas answers kids questions about mummies, how and why they were made, and where they have been found.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask students to research a mummification process and post their findings on the class webpage or blog
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a computer with internet access
Pros
  • A transcript of the interview is included
  • The Menu tab permits users to access stories, games, hands-on activities, and videos
Cons
  • None