Mummifying Fish!

Children

What the Children Do
To help us understand the process of Mummification, Alloa Class had the opportunity to become embalmers and mummify fish! We started by holding the fish and wishing it well in the afterlife. Then, we cut it open and removed its organs. We then washed it and let it dry. Miss Knight prepared the natron salt and we stuffed it inside the fish and patted it into its scales. Finally we wrapped it in bandages and buried it in the sand. We can't wait to see if it worked - we will check our results in April. We had so much fun!