Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself (Build It by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, Tom Casteel

By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, Tom Casteel

Age diversity: nine - 12 years the fantastic accomplishments of the traditional Maya in addition to the Maya at present dwelling in Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted during this selection of 25 inventive, academic, hands-on tasks. protecting every little thing from the 20-base numbering procedure to the Mayas wide alternate relationships, little ones know about appeasing the gods with a «jade» ceremonial masks, language improvement with a screen-fold booklet for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand paintings photo of the cosmos. Informative textual content and sidebars train concerning the Mayas outstanding achievements in technological know-how, math, language, tune, drugs, and structure and their day-by-day actions and administration of typical assets.

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He Maya ate corn tortillas at every meal. drought: A period of little or no rain Corn had to be ground fresh every day, bethat causes extensive damage to crops or cause it didn’t keep well prevents them from growing at all. hearth: The floor of a fire or oven. gnarled: Twisted and deformed. A rain stick. 32 Chapter Five: Farming & Food MAKING TORTILLAS IS HARD WORK! The Maya did not use forks or spoons like we do. They used tortillas! Rolled up, the tortillas worked like spoons for sauces and beans.

Put one of the paper circles over one end of the tube using a rubber band. Cover the circle and rubber band with tape so the whole end of the tube is sealed shut. ) fine-point black marker or pen 60 or more 1-inch nails heavy-duty tape (masking, packing, or duct tape ) construction paper scissors rubber bands rice or small, uncooked beans paint, markers, other decorations 36 7 Turn your rain stick over again and again, shake it, and tap it. Enjoy the sound! CHAPTER 6 WOMEN AND WEAVING W hile men were busy in the fields, women worked hard at home.

41 Make Your Own MAYA SPINDLE WHORL and the cotton in your left hand. Poke the top of the whorl into the edge of the cotton, spinning the whorl to the right (clockwise) until some of cotton fibers catch. As you spin the whorl with your right hand, it should be at a slight bend to the left, close to a 45-degree angle. Use your left hand to gently pull the cotton fibers up and away from the spindle tip. Cotton fibers are very short, so don’t pull on the cotton too hard or the fibers will pull apart completely.

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