100 Facts Pyramids is bursting with unbelievable images, amazing activities and exactly 100 facts for kids aged 7+. Children will soon learn everything they need to know about these magnificent ancient structures.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Pyramids contains key topics about these architectural masterpieces in simple numbered facts. Every page features fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Pyramids:
• The building of the famous Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
• Mayan and Aztec pyramids and what they were for
• Modern interpretations of structures around the world
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• If you could talk to an ancient Egyptian, he wouldn't know what a pyramid was! In his language a pyramid was a 'mr' (say: 'mer'), and pyramids were 'mrw' (say: 'meroo').
• Pyramids were built with narrow shafts that pointed to the stars. The Egyptians believed that a pharaoh's soul used these shafts to travel between the world of the living and the afterlife
• Napoleon worked out that the three Pyramids of Giza contained enough stone to build a wall around France 3 centimetres wide and 3.7 metres high!
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Quiz question: What is the high, open space inside the Great Pyramid called?
• Make a mosaic with coloured paper cut into small squares, plain paper, a pencil and glue. Draw a design on plain paper and fill it in with the coloured pieces
• Use books or the Internet to find examples of beautiful Egyptain paintings on burial chamber walls
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