Sunday, October 4, 2009

History Projects

The top two pictures of our Nile River replica. We made the Nile river and then flooded the Nile river to see how the silt gets left after a flood.

The bottom picture is a cave painting picture. Nathan thought making a cave painting was fun. We used black construction paper and chalk.

We also made mud bricks and built a house from them. I did not get pictures of the mud brick project. To make mud bricks you mix 2 cups dirt with 1/2 cup flour and add water until its the right consistency to make bricks. I'd say we added maybe 1/4 cup water. Shape the mixture into bricks using your hands. Cover a baking sheet with foil and place formed bricks on the sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours or until hard.

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