United Nation Steam Men

Hello Readers, The 7th/8th Grade chapter of SMS Guys Read have talking about The Dragon Lantern by Alan Gratz.  This is the second book in his League of Seven world and is just plain made out of awesome. One of the biggest, and we do mean biggest, additions to the steampunk world Gratz builds are…

A Letter To Mr. Alan Gratz

Dear Mr. Gratz Hi. I like your book. Well, that’s a lie. I love your book. This is The Dragon Lantern I’m talking about, by the way. It’s actually, to me, better than The League of Seven. In case you’re wondering, I read the advanced reader copy that you sent to the advisor of the…

Canopic Jars

Hello Readers, Here is a little update on our Tombquest inspired mummy, Mr. Frank. When we first buried Frank in the natron solution he weighed 53.5 grams.  After two weeks in the salt and baking soda mixture he now weighs 34.5 grams. As you can see he has also curled a bit, but that could…

Tombquest Update: We Reveal Our Mummy

Hello Readers, Last week we decided it was high time we got into this mummification game and decided to mummify a Ball Park Frank. If you have ever wondered what a hot dog that has been buried in a natron like solution looks and smells like, take a look… We continue reading Tombquest Book #1:…

Tombquest Updates

Hello Readers, Our 6th Grade Chapter is diving into Tombquest Book #1: Book of the Dead by Michael Northop and we have some exciting news. First, we are well into making our own amulets based on the scarab Alex’s mom wears in the story.  You can see in the picture that we are using modeling…

The Weight of a Human Heart

Hello Readers, The 6th Grade Chapter of SMS Guys Read has been reading Tombquest Book 1, The Book of the Dead by Michael Northrop.  We are about a third through the story and recently we came across the idea of the weight of a human heart.  We learned that Egyptians would remove the heart of…