Monday, October 24, 2011

The Art of Science November Programs: Nutrition Science

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Color, art, and good food, too;
Looks good, tastes great,
There’s a question for you:
What makes a nutritious plate?

The importance of proper nutrition is illustrated when children design their own food pyramid puzzle, learn how to “eat their colors,” and decorate food.

The Art of Science is a grant-funded after-school program conducted by Elinor and Winfield Burks at six Birmingham Public Library branches: Avondale, East Lake, Five Points West, North Birmingham, Powderly, and Springville Road. The program will run nine months—from September 2011 through December 2012—and will cover the science of nutrition, geometry, sound, plants, optics, recycling, and materials engineering in a hands-on atmosphere. Each program will begin with a science principle and end with a craft or group project. Supplies for the crafts are provided.

At each session, the library will showcase books and videos about the program’s topic, and introduce age-appropriate databases for children to further explore what they learned at each program.

The Art of Science is made possible by the Kresge Arts in Birmingham, a partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.

November Programs
Five Points West Regional Library, November 1, 4:00 p.m.
North Birmingham Regional Library, November 3, 4:00 p.m.
Avondale Regional Library, November 4, 3:15 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library, November 8, 3:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Library, November 9, 4:00 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library, November 15, 4:00 p.m.

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