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Ms Berry

Student Instructions

Design and make an Ancient Egyptian style raft.

For this task you need to get ideas from the Ancient Egyptians but you may choose to use tools and materials from the present day. Read through the information and instructions slideshow, and use books and the internet to research your vessel. You will need to draft in between each section as your raft develops. Go to add and write your thoughts and ideas on the first page. On the 2nd page you can drawing and label the plan for your raft. Build your first raft, remember to photo the materials and production of the raft and add to the 3rd page. video the first sailing then add to the 4th page, using label to share your results and ideas for moving forward. Always check back to the instructions to make sure you have answered all the questions asked in each section. Think about how you will change your raft to make it better - to make it float better? or hold more cargo? photo the changes you make to your raft. video the 2nd sailing add label to the 7th page, explaining what you changed and why. For your conclusion on the 8th page, you can label or mic your conclusions.

3rd Grade, Art, History
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Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This project is broken down into sections that correspond to the UK National Curriculum for Design & Technology. However, they can be used to aid any pupil in discussing the different steps they went through to create a model fit for purpose. It is themed around the Ancient Egyptians to link with the UK National Curriculum History criteria although it is a Design & Technology task because materials do not need to be authentic. You could take a more Historical approach to this task, by comparing modern and ancient materials, possibly using the same design but plastic straws vs stems of straw or reeds.

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