What would an Egyptian
pyramid cost to build today?
project you will be asked to estimate the cost of building a pyramid
using modern materials and ancient methods. In teams you will plan,
collect data, submit a bid for the job (only the lowest bidding
company will be awarded the job), create a scale drawing and model,
and present a final report to the class. Remember to use all of your
knowledge learned this year in math, science, and social studies to
complete this project.
Before you begin, you will be trained to utilize e-mail and
other Internet research techniques and tools.
Here is the
invitation to bid:Invitation to Bid
Here are the required calculations
for the final report:Required
Here are the final report
Here is an extra credit option:Extra Credit
construction team will consist of 4-5 members, each with their own
responsibilities. The members (and their responsibilities) will be as
You will need to
by David Macaulay while building your pyramid. You may also find it
beneficial to communicate with Mr. Pitonyak, a general contractor,
libraries, museums, and engineers regarding the construction of the
pyramids and other structures.
Several links to other web sites may be of
interest to you. They are:
Wonders of the Ancient World
of the Pyramid
of Egyptian Pyramid Links
To contact Mr. Pitonyak, e-mail him at:Mr. Pitonyak
Check out Welsh Valley Middle School's Web
Read the article Mr. Pitonyak wrote about the
& Learning Article
The Pyramid Project was awarded a Blue
Mr. Pitonyak's Pyramid Puzzle was recently
reviewed by Education World! It received an "A" rating!
To read the review, go to: Education
Science NetLinks has also reviewed the Pyramid Project. To read the
review, go to: Review
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