Year 4 are learning all about Egypt and the Ancient Egyptians. We have been finding out about the geography of the landscape and have been thinking how important the River Nile was and still is today. We are now beginning to think about where the Ancient Egyptians fit into the history of the world and worked together to put some key events onto a timeline.
The Ancients Egyptians were around 5000 thousand years ago so we needed to go outside where we had more space. We decided that Miss Baxter’s foot represented 100 years – she had to walk a long way up the playground.
This week, we have been learning about forces. Having explored Egypt on Google Maps, we wondered how the Ancient Egyptians were able to drag huge stone blocks across the desert to build the pyramids.
We learnt that there would be lots of friction between the rocks and the ground when they were being dragged so we investigated which material would have made dragging these rocks easier. We used Newton Meters to measure the amount of force it takes to move big rocks across a range of different materials. We found out that smooth plastic caused the least resistance.