Maya Skies – Item #SL-360

Classic StarLab Cylinder

The Maya Skies Cylinder projects the glyphs representing the sun, moon, eclipses, planets, stars, constellations and the Milky Way as seen by the Maya people. Maya Skies is paired with The World of the Maya curriculum featuring 25 activities concerning the culture and beliefs of the Maya. Together, the cylinder and curriculum help students to understand the motions of the moon and Venus, as well as learn how to do simple mathematics, undertake the construction of a Maya book, determine how dates in the Maya calendar compare to the Gregorian calendar, and decipher Maya glyphs. These materials are useful for teaching social studies, geography, astronomy, mathematics, and art at the upper elementary through high school level.