Museum to Offer Adult Workshop on Matter

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What do you really know about matter? You know, the bits of stuff that make the world what it is.

Matter graphic

For those who are curious about what those bits are made of, and how they comprise everything, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is providing the opportunity to explore the basics of matter.

The museum will offer a hands-on workshop on matter for adults at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. “What’s the Matter? with Dawn and Teresa” will review the states of matter, explore the size and properties of the smallest building blocks of matter and model what happens at the subatomic scale during a chemical reaction.

Dawn Kirchner, museum educator, and Teresa MacDonald, director of education, will lead the workshop.

“Often the only opportunities for adults to learn about science occur through lectures and articles,” Kirchner said. “We want to give adults the chance to explore science through hands-on experiences.”

Participants are asked to register for the workshop by 5 p.m. Nov. 8 by calling (785) 864-4173. Open to adults ages 18 and older, the workshop is $10 for museum members and KU students, and $12 for the public.

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