Workshop 1: What makes us different? What makes us the same? 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 skin color, hair texture and explore other inherited genetic traits like the ability to
taste certain compounds. Families will also get to perform a DNA extraction. Children Ages 6-up
Save The Dates:
University of Michigan-Family Reading & Science Workshops:
Cultures. FREE Field Trip Cumulates this program.
February 23, 2013, March 16, 2013, 1 p.m.
Workshop 2: Everybody cooks. Every country has a cuisine but why do the same ingredients
or types of food pop up all over the place? Families will learn how geology relates to food, what
cultural transmission is and they will also get to make their very own bread starter.
Workshop 3: Can you feel the beat? They say music is the universal language, but why?
Families will learn what makes some instruments more common than others and why some
sounds creep us out or get us excited. We will explore how cultural transmission influences
music and families will get to make their own instruments.
FREE-University of Michigan-Museum of Natural History Field Trip
for those students attending workshops
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm
2013 Family Reading & Science Workshops presents: Just like Me?
Exploring culture, biology and diversity