Friday, May 7, 2010

SOTW Chapter 2: Egyptians Lived on the Nile River

With chapter 2, we jumped into learning about ancient Egypt.  Connor was intrigued by the story of King Narmer and the battle to rule both Upper and Lower Egypt.  We chose to make the model of the Nile river, and he loved flooding it once a week to water the grass, imitating the yearly flooding of the Nile that provided moisture and fertile soil to the surrounding land.  He was eager to explain the whole process to anyone who happened to come to our home!

Filling the "river" with water

Flooding the soil to water the grass seeds

When the soil was still SOAKED after a few days, we took it outside to get a little sun.
You can see the grass sprouting!

He was so excited every time we flooded the river!

About two weeks worth of growth

Fully grown, about three weeks

Both of the boys enjoyed this project, and it definitely accomplished the objective of cementing the flooding of the Nile concept!

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