5th Class pupils recently carried out a Science experiment on the process of mummification. The Ancient Egyptians used a method similar to this in order to preserve bodies in the mummification process. After the brains and internal organs were removed, the body needed to be dried so that it did not rot. This was done using a natron. 5th Class pupils tried to recreate this drying part of the process by making a natron and drying out some apples. To make our natron, we used salt and baking soda. Then, we completely covered a piece of apple using the natron and left it to rest for one week. Check out the results of our experiment below.