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Classroom Resources: Mysteries of the Nile
Mysteries of the Nile
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Matters of Science Meet the Teamarticlevideo
Provides interviews and video clips of experts featured in Mysteries of the Nile adventure.

First Attempt (1994)article
Summarizes scientists' first attempt at raising the obelisk.

Second Chance (1999)article
Summarizes strategies scientists will use to raise the obelisk during their second attempt, and provides itinerary.

An Archaeologist's Perspectivearticle
An archaeologist discusses strategies to raise the obelisk and aspects of Egyptian life.

Social Studies A World of Obelisksarticle
Locates the whereabouts of the world's 10 largest obelisks.

Find it with Maps A World of Obelisksarticle
Locates the whereabouts of the world's 10 largest obelisks.

Expedition Notes/Mail Dispatches
Check here for the latest dispatch from the field.

How Would You Do It?article
Send in your students' ideas about how to raise the obelisk.

See it Yourself Explore Ancient Egypt/Old KingdomQTVRvideo
Includes virtual reality scenes of Khufu Pyramid, Khafre Pyramid, View from the Sahara, Sphinx, Pharaoh's Boat, and the Pyramids from the Desert.

Explore Ancient Egypt/New KingdomQTVR
Includes virtual reality scenes of the Karnak Temple, Rekhmire Tomb, Ramose Tomb, Colossus of Memnon, Luxor Temple with Obelisk, and the Head of Ramses the Great.

Do it Yourself Lever an Obeliskonline activity
Try your hand at raising an obelisk online.

How Did They Do It?teachers guide
Objective: To learn what levers are and how they might have been used by the ancient Egyptians in building their monuments. To learn what center of gravity is, how to determine the center of gravity of asymmetrical objects, and how this knowledge might have helped the Egyptians in building their monuments.

How Would You Do It?teachers guide
Objective: To practice selecting, designing, performing, and evaluating scientific tests.

Egyptian Enterprisesteachers guide
Objective: To prepare a cultural exhibit on Egyptian history, culture, sites, monuments, and hieroglyphics using such media as posters, computer presentations, puppet shows, short plays, videotapes, museum exhibit panels, brochures, scale models, and audio tapes.

Want to Be a...?teachers guide
Objective: To become familiar with the many disciplines and career opportunities involved in scientific expeditions such as this one, including engineering, archaeology, architecture, linguistics, history, and geography, as well as the many support staff that keep such an expedition going.

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