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Fascination with mummies leads to STEM award [Rodgers Forge]

Ever wonder about mummies? Erin Wyckoff is fascinated by Ancient Egypt. And she wonders about mummies and how they are preserved. Thanks to her precociousness, she scored first place at both the Rodgers Forge Elementary School and Baltimore County Public Schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fairs. Her STEM experiment, titled "The Fruity Pharaoh," involved determining which type of salt works best to mummify apple slices. It took five trials using six different kinds of salt — and extra precautions to prevent the family cats from participating — but she found her answer. And she earned a medal. If you want to know the conclusion, you'll have to...

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