2013 Family Reading and Science Workshop #1

Branch: 
Skillman

This year's theme is Just like Me? The University of Michigan Natural History Museum is partnering again with the Detroit Public Library and the Toyota Foundation to present three fun, family workshops about science. This year, to tie in with the Museum's "Understanding Race Project" and the traveling exhibition "RACE: Are we so different?" (February 2013-June 2013), we will be exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography, and chemistry all play a part in race and culture. There is no biological marker for race, so why do we look so different on the outside? Families will learn about the biological reasons behind different skin colors and hair textures and explore other inherited genetic traits, like the ability to taste certain compounds. Families will get to perform a simple DNA extraction at this first workshop. 

All registered families (first 55 participants at each location) will be eligible to take part in a free trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday March 23, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for the Museum's "Exploring Humanity Discovery Day" which will feature hands-on activities and exhibits related to Race.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity show your children science is fun!!!

 

Age: 
Best for ages 5 to 12 with parents, guardians, or teachers.

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