Scientific methods can be used to see if claims are true or false– even if those claims are folk tales or horror stories. In this story, a researcher followed up on those who entered King Tut’s tomb to see if the curse had any teeth. Click on the screen shot below to visit the lesson at Science NetLinks. Discuss the research with your students (maybe for Halloween?), have them answer the study questions, and be sure to click on the For Educators section at the bottom.
Curse of the Mummy
Did those who entered King Tut's tomb die gruesome, premature deaths?