How to make a mummy As anyone who’s seen a mummy knows, ancient Egyptian priests went to a lot of trouble to evade decomposition. But how successful were they? Len Bloch details the mummification process and examines its results thousands of years later. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-make-a-mummy-len-bloch Lesson by Len Bloch, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio. By: TED-Ed.
Ancient Egypt Mummy Potato Lab This is a great lab to use in tandem with a lesson on ancient Egyptian mummification, as an introduction to the mummification process, or as an extension activity for students needing enrichment opportunities. The ancient Egyptians used a salt-like substance called natron during the mummification process in order to help preserve the bodies. This lab is meant to help students understand and observe the effects of natron using potatoes and baking soda/salt.