Okay, so last week I began the mummification of chicken legs and thighs. Last year, I mummified two chickens. It took a lot longer than I originally expected, so this year I decided to do three chicken legs and three thighs. The benefits of this will be that 6 kids will go home with mummified chicken parts instead of two. So far so good. My students are loving it! I was amazed that so many of them each year think that to make a mummy you just wrap it in cloth and you are done! They now understand that the chicken would quickly rot. I know this is disgusting but this year we took a fourth chicken leg and wrapped it in 8 plastic bags. It was full on rotten smelling in a few days. However, it made the point that you have to dry it out first.
Step 1: Wash the chicken and dry thoroughly.
Step 2: Put a layer of salt (coarse / pickling salt) works the best in the bottom of the plastic container.
Step 3: Put the chicken parts on top of the salt
Step 4: Cover completely with more salt.
It take about 5 to 6 boxes.
Each week you need to change the salt. It will be moist / hard from all the liquid it sucks out of the chicken.
I weigh the chicken parts at the start and the end to show how much moisture loss there is.
I will post picture next week!
My name is Nadine Keyworth. I have been teaching for over 12 years, and my passion is teaching Grade Seven. I am amazed by how much the nature of education has changed already in my short career. It can be a struggle to filter through and keep up with everything. My goal is to share my triumphs and defeats as I learn, try, share and explore my way through teaching and technology ideas!