Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Family Science Day

Morehead Planetarium hosted a Family Science Day last weekend. It was co-sponsored by the UNC anthropology department, and the theme was "It's Only Human". An archaeologist was demonstrating stone tool-making, and kids could make tools to get (toy) bugs out of a log. Audrey loved that activity, as well as fishing for magnetic termites.

Mary attended a couple of lectures and used forensic evidence (fingerprint matching) to find out which of the grad student volunteers stole artifacts from a dig. Audrey drew animals on cave walls, listened to stories around the campfire and walked like a camel, gibbon and sparrow.

Of course, one of the highlights of the day was stopping for ice cream!

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