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Free Resources: The Franklin Institute Examines the Science of Ancient Egypt for K-12

Posted Jun 22, 2007
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The Franklin Institute Science Museum presents online materials designed to extend the experience of the museum’s King Tut exhibit with activities geared to the K-12 science curriculum.

The free online feature titled “The Science of Ancient Egypt: Adding a Science Perspective to an Art Exhibit” offers science-related resources and activities in grade-specific groupings (K-4, 5-8, 9-12). The curriculum covers topic areas such as simple machines, hieroglyphs, water, mummification, weather and climate, and medicine.

Web links offer opportunities for additional exploration. Also featured are connections to national science education standards and connections to Pennsylvania assessment anchors.

The “King Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs” exhibit is on view at The Franklin Institute through September 30, 2007. The exhibit showcases nearly 130 Egyptian antiquities, many of them outside of Egypt for the first time.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum, 215/448-1200 or


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