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This is the glossary used in the book: How to Live Like an Egyptian Mummy Maker 

Can you add any terms found on here to your own glossary

Please send your prediction paragraph to! I'm excited to read your writing. 


Choose a page in the text: You can use any! 

You will be filling out the following SLICE sheet. 

SLICE stands for 

S is for summarise points

L is for list important ideas

I is for inadequate information (What could the author have explained better?)

C is for conversation point about a graphic (explain one of the images on your chosen page) 

E is for explanation (What information did an author add to make a point easier to understand?).

View document slice_it--3-5.pdf



Make a parachute!

Test your parachute with a small action figure before trying it on a person

What you'll need:

  • A plastic bag or light material
  • Scissors
  • String
  • A small object to act as the weight, a little action figure would be perfect

A Simple Introduction To The Scientific Method



  1. Cut out a large square from your plastic bag or material.
  2. Trim the edges so it looks like an octagon (an eight sided shape).
  3. Cut a small whole near the edge of each side.
  4. Attach 8 pieces of string of the same length to each of the holes.
  5. Tie the pieces of string to the object you are using as a weight.
  6. Use a chair or find a high spot to drop your parachute and test how well it worked, remember that you want it to drop as slow as possible.
  7. Does using different materials work differently? Are some more successful than others? What about different sizes?

What's happening?

Hopefully your parachute will descend slowly to the ground, giving your weight a comfortable landing. When you release the parachute the weight pulls down on the strings and opens up a large surface area of material that uses air resistance to slow it down. The larger the surface area the more air resistance and the slower the parachute will drop.

Cutting a small hole in the middle of the parachute will allow air to slowly pass through it rather than spilling out over one side, this should help the parachute fall straighter.


Extra Task: 

Make sure you are continuing to stay healthy and active during this time. You could go for a walk, play in your garden or like I've been doing exercising at home! Here's a video you can follow along with.