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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Has proof of aliens visiting earth been found in Peru? A mummified body found in the city of Andahuaylillas~ Peru~ is very unusual. It has a very elongated skull. In fact~ the skull is almost the length of the entire body! And~ the skull has very large eye sockets. Some scientists think it may be the remains of an alien! The teeth in the mummified body have two very large molars~ yet there is a so...ft spot in the skull which would suggest it could be the body of a child. Others say the body is that of a child...from planet earth. Some cultures~ such as the ancient Mayans~encouraged large heads by stretching the head of newborns for about six month. Scientist plan to test a sample of DNA found in the eye socket to determine if the mummified remains are human or ...out of this world. See a photograph at this site.http://www.dogonews.com/2011/11/20/alien-remains-or-wishful-thinking

Kids love reading about mummies. Many students enjoy reading about mummies. Your students might enjoy reading my lastest article on how mummies are sharing secrets through science: http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/2011/10/mummies-share-their-secrets/

Possible thought questions to discuss the news story about the mummified remains found in the country of Peru and after reading the article "Mummies Share their Secrets":
1. Would you like to meet an alien? Why~ why not? What might be 3 questions you'd ask an alien.
2. Would you want your "mummy" to be on display in a museum and/or having scientists studying your remains? Why~ why not?
3. If the mummified remains found in the country are that of an alien~ what might be reasons aliens traveled to earth? 4.What do you think aliens might find interesting about humans?

Learn about one of the most famous mummies ever found-King Tut with this fun and informative play: http://www.gailhennessey.com/index.shtml?kingtut6.html