5 Incredible Things You’ll Learn in Sixth Grade

How to Make a Mummy

Sure, witnessing a zombie apocalypse is probably your first choice. Discovering how mummies are put together could be a cool runner-up, though.

One of the incredible things you'll encounter in sixth grade is the study of ancient civilizations. Students in a few sixth grade classrooms even create their own mummified remains by curing chicken legs in salt solutions for several weeks, until they're sufficiently dried and ready to be wrapped in gauze strips.

For extra credit, be sure to suggest a variety of Egyptian names for your chicken, or decorate a shoebox with hieroglyphics and use it as a sarcophagus. (If your teacher isn't comfortable with raw chicken projects, you could direct him or her to step-by-step mummy project instructions).

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