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Middle Schoolers Built an Arduino Board Game to Explore Ancient Egypt

Middle Schoolers Built an Arduino Board Game to Explore Ancient Egypt | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A hidden sarcophagus, digital dice, mummy voice over, and desert sound effects. This board game looks like it's fun and educational.

Via Norton Gusky, David W. Deeds
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 21, 2016 1:38 PM
Quite a creative use of programming to bring ancient Egypt into the game world
David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 2016 7:45 PM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff! Thanks again to Norton Gusky.

Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, April 22, 2016 1:09 PM

Amazing school project that combines gamification with Ancient Egypt content knowledge and an Arduino Nano.

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Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations

Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Dr Sarah Parcak uses satellite technology to unearth Egypt's ancient settlements, pyramids and palaces lost in the sands of time.

Via Seth Dixon
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Excellent!

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:10 AM

It is interesting to find out that in this specific article there is controversy over the looting of tombs over 5,000 years ago as soon as the deceased were buried there were many more looting acts taken place. The Arab spring is an important landmark to think of when relating this to the reading.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:51 AM

This describes human characteristics that defined this region because it shows how ancient artifacts are being unearthed through new-age technology.

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 19, 2015 10:49 AM

Space archaeology only makes sense.  If we have the capability for satellites to take pictures of earth from above why shouldn't it be used for archaeological analysis?  I am sure that this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as what we will see in the future from this specific field. This article/video just lends more credibility to the fact that Archaeology should function as an interdisciplinary field.