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Science-Technology Team 1

Page history last edited by wikiuser0009 15 years, 8 months ago


             (Ancient Egypt-pyramids with camels-Found in Images and files)                                          


Science - Technology in Ancient Egypt                                                                  



What contributions did the Ancient Egyptians make to science &technology?                        



How did they use science/technology in their everyday life?                                                                                                                                                                                      


How is it similiar/different from science-technology today?



Science- Technology Team (list member first names & last initial)


  • Rita A.-Vocabulary                                                

  • Nicole C.-Librarian
  • Suzanne D.-Editor
  • Caitlin K.-Illustrator                                                        

  • Megan M.-Researcher
  • Amanda P.-Researcher










1.The contributions the Ancient Egyptians made for Science/Technology are principles of astronomy. While they were building pyramids they needed to determine north by studying the heavens. By doing this ,they developed these principles. With this knowledge,they could make a 365 day calender grouped into 12 months into 3 seasons.



 2.The ancient Egypt calendar is different from ours today. There were ten days in a week and three weeks in a month. There is also four months in a season, three seasons in a year and there was  five holy days. All those days equal up to three-hundred sixty days in a year. The Egyptians were the first people to come up with a three-hundred sixty days in a year. They used Science/Technology in their everyday life by inventing clocks.The Egyptians made clocks to help them tell time. Their clocks were much different from ours today. There were two types of clocks the Ancient Egyptians used. A water clock and a sundial. A water clock is a little stand with a pot on the top of the stand and a pot at the bottom of the stand. The pot on the top has a hole drilled in the side. This pot was then filled with water and the water would flow out of the top pot down to the bottom pot. When the water was at a certain level then that ment it was a certain time of the day. The only problem with the water clock is that they had to keep on refilling it. Another problem with the sundial clock is that you couldn’t use it at night. The water clock you could use at night.The sundial was a circle with numbers written around it with a little stick in the middle. When the stick’s shadow fell at a certain number that was the time of the day. 



Ancient Egypt

United States

Days per week



Weeks per month


4 or 5

Months per season



Seasons per year




 3. There are many similarities and differences of Science/Technology in Ancient Egypt and Science/Technology today.The differences are that we have more electricity then they did. We have a easier clock to use and now we have four seasons on the calender, also we have a different calender.We have better tools to use and we have more science and technology now a days.They have a 10 day week and we have a 7 day week.They also have 4 months per season because they have only 3 seasons.We have 3 months per season because we have 4 seasons.They have 3 weeks in a month and we usually have about 4 or 5. There is not many similarities.So we will give you a few.We both have calendars.We are very different when it comes to science/technology in Ancient Egypt and science/technology today.








Ancient Egypt Technologyhttp://library.thinkquest.org/J002046F/technology.htm

 - JOUNRY ARCOSS TIME/  www.jat.glencoe.com








                                                   (Pyramid-Found in Images and files) 







                                                                 (Ancient Egyptian Map-Found in Images and files)  



 Vocabulary Words:


Amulets – good luck charms which are worn in daily life as well

as being placed within the mummy wrappings or on funeral

jewellery to bring good luck.


Anubis – the Jackal headed god of embalming


Book of the dead - a papyrus roll which contained spells to help

the mummy on its journey to the afterlife.


Canopic jar - the stone or pottery jars used to hold the

mummified internal organs.


Cartonnage – hard layers of painted linen fabric used to make

coffins or mummy masks.


Embalming – the process of making a mummy.


Faience – ground up quartz (a mineral) often shaped in a mould

and painted with blue glaze. Used to make amulets and jewellery.


Ibu – the ‘place of purification‛, often a tent on the west side

of the Nile where bodies were taken to be washed before



Mourners – people at funerals who weep and wail for the dead

person, in Egypt professional weepers were employed for the

funerals of rich people.


Natron salt – a natural drying agent found crystallised at the

edges of lakes in the Wadi Natrun.








google 6th grade vocabulary of Ancient Egypt and press the 4th link







First google in mummies.

Then press the first link.

Next press hieroglyphics on the bottom.

Then it will tell you what each hieroglyphics symbol,meaning,and sound is!!!!!


here is a video on what they do to mummify a pharoh



here is a game that gives you an idea on how to make a mummy. Be sure to pay attention to the game there is a surpirse at the end


Comments (Show all 86)

wikiuser0010 said

at 9:09 pm on Oct 7, 2008

Nicole!!!!!! look at the top of page!!! Suzy

Miss Paduano said

at 9:25 pm on Oct 7, 2008

Suzy, where do you see "tags?" I'm not sure where you are looking.

The rest of the team: your icons are peanut butter sandwiches because even though this is a private wiki, i wouldn't want any of you putting your actual pictures up there. It's for your own good. Neither Mrs. Olsen nor I put real pictures of ourselves up there!

Miss Paduano

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:18 pm on Oct 8, 2008

Thank you only if you edit the page you will see tags
~Nicole C.~

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:40 pm on Oct 8, 2008

Science and technology team please read the following:

-work as hard as possible
-make sure you site the websites you find information or pictures if you work on the wiki while your home

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:41 pm on Oct 8, 2008

i know thats my job the librarian but if your home and Im not there how will I know where you found the picture

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:42 pm on Oct 8, 2008

Sorry Suzy if you think I sound like the editor because its just a little reminder

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:07 pm on Oct 8, 2008

too many bright colors i could barely read it. sorry for the bad comment.:]

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:07 pm on Oct 8, 2008

cool pics

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:20 pm on Oct 8, 2008

wikiuser 30 is Louis

wikiuser0009 said

at 5:33 pm on Oct 8, 2008

CAITLIN im not mad but why did you change the wiki it looked fine

wikiuser0009 said

at 6:00 pm on Oct 8, 2008


wikiuser0009 said

at 6:04 pm on Oct 8, 2008

you guys can delete this pic if you dont like it but i will edit it for now

wikiuser0009 said

at 6:04 pm on Oct 8, 2008

you guys can delete this pic if you dont like it but i will edit it for now

wikiuser0009 said

at 6:52 pm on Oct 8, 2008

i know you were having a little trouble with the words so i found a fewwww

wikiuser0009 said

at 7:19 pm on Oct 8, 2008

but not the definition :-(

wikiuser0015 said

at 8:32 pm on Oct 8, 2008

hi guys i can honestly say u r doin a great job if you want check out the economy page and let me no how u guys like it peace out meghan

wikiuser0015 said

at 8:33 pm on Oct 8, 2008

from meghan h

wikiuser0026 said

at 10:29 am on Oct 9, 2008

hey nicole i really dont like how it says take the quiz it easy so i was wondering if you can delet it if thats ok with you


wikiuser0009 said

at 12:08 pm on Oct 9, 2008

i still have something kind of like it

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:19 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Miss Padauano,
We put a tag on, its under all of like the gruop names on our page... is that alright?
~Nicole C.

wikiuser0009 said

at 1:23 pm on Oct 9, 2008

SORRY Miss Paduano,
I spelt your name wrong on my question.
~Nicole C.

Mrs. Olsen said

at 8:55 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi Science & Tech Team!

Just wanted to address some of your questions. Tags are a way of assigning a keyword to a page. Once you assign a tag to your page, users would find your page if they searched on that keyword. For example, you might assign the tags science and Egypt to your page. Then if a person searched on science & Egypt your page would be listed as a result. Keep in mind though that our pages are private. People outside of school would not be able to see them.

I think you guys are definitely on the right track. Time to get busy!

Mrs. Olsen

P.S. Please remember last initials only!

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:52 pm on Oct 10, 2008

I like the colors, its bright, but not too bright so people can read it thanks for changing it

wikiuser0030 said

at 5:56 pm on Oct 10, 2008

I like the quiz. I took it like 3 times, but I only got 1 100

wikiuser0025 said

at 9:50 pm on Oct 10, 2008

hey great job guys i hope to learn alot from your wiki because i like science and technology
Mike M

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 8:20 pm on Oct 12, 2008

I am looking forward to reading more about Science and Technology because the ancient Egyptians were phenominal engineers. By the way, you wrote,"They used Science/Technology in their everyday life by eventing clocks." I don't think you intended to put 'eventing'.
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0002 said

at 12:26 pm on Oct 13, 2008

wowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!your is coming out amazing.ps i love the quiz!! wow i cant stop saying wow great job guys

~alyssa~ pss.come look at ours economy

wikiuser0009 said

at 3:47 pm on Oct 14, 2008


wikiuser0029 said

at 4:47 pm on Oct 14, 2008

who is ediited the page

wikiuser0009 said

at 5:35 pm on Oct 14, 2008

not meeeeeeeeeeeeeee

wikiuser0009 said

at 5:36 pm on Oct 14, 2008

if the quiz is not working please comment and tell us!!

wikiuser0009 said

at 5:42 pm on Oct 14, 2008

we need to answer #3

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 3:29 pm on Oct 15, 2008

Hi, Team,
I'm glad to see that you put in the correct word,which was inventing. Good for you. I love the comparison chart you have between Egypt and the United States.
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0009 said

at 5:37 pm on Oct 15, 2008

thank you

wikiuser0001 said

at 7:17 pm on Oct 15, 2008

Thank you Mrs.Gallagher
Rita A.

wikiuser0001 said

at 7:17 pm on Oct 15, 2008

Thank you Mrs.Gallagher
Rita A.

Mrs. Gallagher said

at 7:47 pm on Oct 16, 2008

You are so welcome, wikiuser0009 and Rita. May I make another suggestion about something that I read. You wrote, "We have better tools to use and we have more science and technology now in days." When you say, "..... now in days", are you meaning, "now a days?"
Mrs. Gallagher

wikiuser0007 said

at 7:54 pm on Oct 18, 2008

hey i dont want to be mean or any thing but u stole our hirog. name thing and what does it have 2 do with science tecnology????? not to be mean but we r alittle mad so please stop stealling our things and we r sorry bye

wikiuser0002 said

at 11:14 pm on Oct 18, 2008

ps. this is someone from economy but please dont be mad at us we were mad at first but we thought it over so thank u and never mind

wikiuser0024 said

at 9:29 am on Oct 28, 2008

nicee pagee(;

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