Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ancient China Afternoon

Rice is great if you are really hungry and you want to eat two thousand of something.

-Mitch Hedberg

Remember last month when we tried to mummify apple slices?
The results are in!
The apple preserved in vinegar didn't fare too bad.

The apple that was left in baking soda was a very blackened example of mummification.

The best preserved apple was the one that sat in salt for a month.

Then we got into learning about Ancient Egypt. We spent sometime building the Great wall of China and then decorated vases from the Ming dynasty. As I read about the vases, we learned that they are traditionally decorated with blue and white.
This was once everyone had a great deal of paint and colour on their vases. 
So we decided to discuss vases rather than do exact replicas of Ming vases!

We used rice paper to learn about rice and farming. Then we used soya sauce as ink to practice writing Chinese letters.
We gobbled up slices of persimmon and read folk tales from Ancient China.

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