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U of M Museum of Natural History 2013 Family Reading & Science Workshops (at Howell Library)

Workshop 1 / January 19

Just Like Me? Exploring culture, biology and diversity For ages 6-11 and parent(s) At the Howell Carnegie District Library (Pre-registration required, call 517.546.0720 x107) All of us seem so different from the outside, but is that really true? In a series of 3 hands-on family workshops we will explore how biology, anthropology and physics all play a part in race and culture. Workshop 1: What makes us different? What makes us the same? Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:30-11:30 am 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. Other workshops in this series: Workshop 2: Everybody cooks. Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:30-11:30 am 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? Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:30-11:30 am 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. For ages 6-11 and parent(s) At the Howell Carnegie District Library (Pre-registration required, call 517.546.0720 x107)
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  • January 19, 2013
  • 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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