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Model Boat: Navigating the Nile Calculate the length of a journey down the Nile River given various weather and water—current conditions.
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Mummy Case: Building a Body: Scale, Proportion, and Ratio Measure, analyze, and compare the ancient Egyptian canon of proportions using a mummy, painted images, and photographs of people today.
Amenemhet: Body Building Determine whether ancient Egyptian drawing was proportional and in perspective by comparing ancient Egyptian drawings, a mummy’s x-ray, and contemporary photographs of people.


Alexander Coin: Coin Comparisons Create "ancient" clay coins to predict weights and to determine the ratio of weight to value, physical properties, and how ancient coins compare to contemporary coins.
Cycladic Figure:Excavate and Explore Simulate an archeological excavation to understand how archeologists identify, date, and make inferences about their findings.
Amphora: A Lion’s Lair Research and illustrate lion habitats and the lions’ place in the food chain to determine the likelihood that lions lived in ancient Greece.


Mosaic Floor: Animal Invasion Research and illustrate the natural habitats and evolution of giraffes and other animals imported into ancient Rome.
Fallen Warrior: Medicine: Then and Now Read ancient Greek texts to explore ancient healing practices and compare them to modern—day medicine.
Hadrian: Carving Stone the Ancient Way Construct an ancient bow drill and demonstrate its effectiveness in carving stone.
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