Exploring Ancient Pyramids
What’s almost 500 feet tall and built out of more than 2 million individual blocks? The answer is not your little sister’s “really tall” Lego tower, no matter what she thinks. It’s the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of three pyramids that still stand in Greater Cairo, Egypt today. How were they built? By whom? Archeologists and historians have many theories—and they don’t all agree. Today, we’re heading to Egypt to find out for ourselves.
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Dig into how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built (get it? Dig in?)—and the mysteries still surrounding it.
Decoding the Great Pyramid
This fascinating hour-long documentary from NOVA on PBS will take you inside the history of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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Triangles are everywhere—partly because they’re one of the strongest shapes, which makes them useful in structures. Today, find some in your neighborhood.
Take a walk with your siblings or family and count how many triangles you find. Which is the biggest? How about the most unusual? How are triangles used?
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