ERIC Number: EJ722146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Was the Great Pyramid Built with Simple Machines?
Kraft, Susan; Poynor, Leslie
Science and Children, v42 n2 p46-48 Oct 2004
Recently one of the authors challenged her third-grade students to use their imagination and travel with her to Egypt. As they were exploring the Great Pyramid, she encouraged the students to speculate how ancient people could have built such a massive structure without the sophisticated machinery they have at our disposal today. This article briefly describes a unit one of the authors prepared on simple machines and the country of Egypt. A brief list of resources concludes the article.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 3, Units of Study, Construction (Process)
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt