Year 3 - Mummify a Tomato

9th June 2023

Last term, Year 3 had a go at mummifying a tomato in history, as part of their work on the ancient Egyptians. The children first dug out the inside with a spoon, and cleaned it with handsanitiser. Then, they filled the hollow tomato with ‘Natron’ – a mixture of salt and bicarbonate of soda. We then wrapped them in tissue and secured them with tape.

6 weeks later, we have opened them up to see what they look like! We were shocked to notice that they did not smell at all, the skin had turned hard and rough and it was
completely dry. The colour has changed from a deep red to a light orange.