14-18 yrs old
Math & Economics
Students often see pictures of the pyramids but may fail to understand the magnitude of scale on the environment and the people.
July 10, 2018
Internal Diagram of Giza Pyramid
Use diagrams of internal structures made by researchers to assist with mining internal structures including outside access doors.
Teacher Notes This pyramid require a whole class working on the structure for almost a week to complete. The structure needs to be solid to allow for the mining of internal structures. A modified lesson may include a partially built base as this section takes the longest time to build. I have chosen a desert seed (-439747027) to lend authenticity. Students will need to consider the impact on the environment that needs to be modified to accommodate the structure. Some students simply build through a river or destroy a mountain. They need to consider their selected area in terms of the geography along the Nile River in real life. Could that have been done in Egypt? If so what would need to have been done and why? Better to move the pyramid then the Nile.
Students consider the following questions as they construct the pyramid.
Students join a world set up by the teacher (ex desert seed – 439747027).
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