Unit Study: Let’s Study Ancient Egypt Build an Egyptian Pyramid

**by** Belinda Mooney

**Here are directions for building a pyramid to add to your Egypt Unit study.**

** **Materials needed:

**a. oaktag, construction paper, or other stiff paper cut 20 inches square**

**b. pencil, pen**

**c. ruler**

**d. scissors**

**e. glue**

**f. cardboard **

**g. sand (optional) **

**1.. On the paper, already have 7 1/2 inch square drawn **

**2.. Divide each side of the square in half and draw lines (as shown in figure) that extend 6 inches from the midpoints on the sides as shown. Mark these points A, B, C. and D. **

**3. Draw lines from each point to the corners of the square closest to it (dotted lines, figure 2). This will make four triangles with sides of equal lengths. **

**4. Draw fastening two tabs on the triangles that are opposite each other as shown in Figure 2. Each tab should be about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long. Draw the tabs roughly on the middle of each side. **

**5. Draw diagonal lines connecting the opposite corners of the base square; label each triangle 1,2,3,4. **

**6. Fold side up, using glue on tabs 1 and 3 to attach to 2 and 4.**

**7. To make base, cut 12 inch square of card- board and spread with glue and sprinkle with sand.**

**Glue bottom of pyramid to base. **

**Go here for a unit study on Egypt:**

**Let’s Study Ancient Egypt Part I**

**Let’s Study Ancient Egypt Part II**

**Let’s Study Ancient Egypt Part III**

**Let’s Study Ancient Egypt Part IV**

**Build an Egyptian Pyramid**

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