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Puzzle Box

How do you look inside something without opening it up? This is a problem that archaeologists face every time they find a new mummy. To get an idea of how tough this really is, try the following activity.

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Puzzle Box

  1. Take an old shoe box with a lid and have a friend place a "mystery object" inside.
  2. Tape the lid closed and try to figure out what's inside by sliding it back and forth, shining a light in it, tapping on it with a pencil, etc.
  3. The only thing you can't do is open it up and look inside!
  4. Take turns trying different objects (removable painter's tape would make it easier to open and close the box).

This idea comes from the Newton's Apple website.

Looking for gift ideas for some who is fascinated by Ancient Egypt.

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