Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself is a collection of 25 creative, educational, hands-on projects that highlight the accomplishments of the ancient Maya as well as the Maya currently living in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
Covering everything from the 20-base numbering system to the Maya's extensive trade relationships, kids learn about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial mask, language development with a screen-fold book for drawings and hieroglyphs, and Maya astronomy with a sand art picture of the cosmos. Informative text and sidebars teach about the Maya's impressive achievements in science, math, language, music, medicine, and architecture; and their daily activities and management of natural resources.
- Paperback, for ages 9 through 12
- 128 pages, 8 x 10 x 0.3 inches
- Illustrated throughout