Ancient Egypt Trivia Quiz

INTERESTING ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TRIVIA

You can answer these questions and send your answers through as a comment on the blog.

1. What did the ancient Egyptians call the constellation we call the Big Dipper?

2. Where did ancient Egyptian women place or wear perfume?

3. Used to make bread and beer, what was the major crop of ancient Egypt?

4. When the ancient Egyptians held a party, what did they call it?

5. What breed of dog was used as a hunting dog in ancient Egypt?

6. Name the only wind instrument in ancient Egypt.

7. The Christian cross was developed from what ancient Egyptian symbol?

8. What was the most popular pet in ancient Egypt?

9. What did the ancient Egyptians believe would cure a toothache?

Facts about the Egyptian Pyramids

Ancient Egyptian pyramids are the most well known pyramid structures.

Most Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for Pharaohs and their families.

Over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of three pyramids in Giza.

Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, it is the oldest of the Ancient Wonders of the World and the last one still largely intact.

For over 3800 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man made structure in the world.

Nearly all Egyptian Pyramids are located on the west bank of the Nile.

Egyptian Pyramids often contain multiple chambers and passages.

Bodies placed in the tombs were preserved by mummification.

Tomb robbers targeted many of the royal tombs and most were eventually robbed.

More interesting facts about he Pyramids can be found at these links:

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/story/main.html

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/egyptianpyramids.html

http://www.ancient-code.com/25-facts-about-the-great-pyramid-of-giza/

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Homework week 4 term 1

This week you will need to read for at least 15 minutes twice before Friday. You can read anything you choose.
You can then choose to complete one or both of the activities below.
The first activity is a reading comprehension task and the second activity is an alphabet ordering task.

Our new class email is:
newlandstechknows@gmail.com
You can ask a parent to email your homework to me using this address if you choose to do your homework on a home device.

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Keeping Hyrated

Reasons to Stay Hydrated

It Boosts Brainpower

Next time you feel like you are reacting a bit slow to your friends’ jokes, consider drinking some water.

Drinkging water when you feel thirsty can help you think and act. People who drink water before performing a series of cognitive tasks reacted faster than those who did not.

It Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids

Did you know more than half of your body is composed of water? All this water helps with critical functions like maintaining body temperature, cushioning and protecting vital organs and aiding in digestion.

On hot days, your body loses water through increased sweating. And not drinking about water can interfere with your body’s necessary functions. This can lead to dehydration and if untreated, can develop into heatstroke or heat exhaustion.

It Will Improve Your Mood

Lack of sleep isn’t the only cause of headaches, irritability and fatigue. Studies suggest that increasing your daily amount of water intake can reduce the duration and intensity of headaches.

When your body is low on water, blood vessels will dilate, causing swelling and worsening the feeling of a headache. According to the NIH, if you’re experiencing dizziness, this is a sign of dehydration. You should drink small amounts of water slowly over time.

Can you locate any other reasons why we should stay hydrated?

Gangsta Granny

This book is about a boy called Ben who thinks his granny is really boring! Little did he know…she was a jewel thief!!! Ben’s Granny is addicted to cabbage soup and she eats it everywhere she goes. Ben and granny go on a jewel quest, to steal the crown jewels…they had to find a mode of transport to get there, and the only options were to go on granny’s mobility scooter down the motorway, and swim down the river Thames to a secret opening to the Tower of London…

Cybersmart

Whenever you are online you are a digital citizen.
You need to recognise the importance of protecting your private information online, the value of taking responsibility for yourself and your actions, and the necessity of treating others with an appropriate standard of behaviour online.

Get the facts on how to be Cybersmart.
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Kids/Get%20the%20facts.aspx

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What do you do to be Cybersmart? Put your response on this Padlet
http://padlet.com/wall/nu6und0ik8