Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The theme of this week's Unplugged Project is float, which fits perfectly with Gerrick's Ancient Egypt study. The Nile River was very important to the Ancient Egyptians. Boats made of wood were very expensive, so everyday Egyptians made their small boats or rafts from papyrus reeds tightly bound together. For our unplugged project we made tiny boats from dried grasses tied together at the ends.
Update: The next day we let them go in a nearby creek and watched the current carry them away.