Tuesday, November 16, 2010


In our homeschool curriculum we are doing a unit study on Egypt!  So far the kids have loved this unit, we worked on Pyramids last week and it was a lot of fun.  We experimented with straws to make different types of pyramids and to help figure out the volume.  Then, we played with cards to make tessellations which are pyramids that fit together without any gaps.  Today we are working on a sugar cube pyramid and will have pictures later in the week once it's finished!

  1.  Makenzie built a tetrahedron pyramid which is a triangular based pyramid

 Kylan built a square-based pyramid which is the most common pyramid

 We experimented with other shapes to show that pyramids are very strong

We also figured out that 3 pyramids could fit inside of the cube!

We are using the book  Pyramids (Fantastic Facts) and the magazine Kids Discover

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