— Mott Community College is partnering with the Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., in presenting a unique, interactive exhibit designed to get students as well as their parents interested in science.
Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, back by popular demand after a six-year absence from the Sloan Museum, runs through Jan. 16.
The remaining night program of Grossology will be Jan. 6 and is titled “Gross Stuff Grows Up.” The program starts at 6 p.m. and is located at Mott Community College Gorman Science Center
Participants will experience the lab procedures involved in bacteriology that would be done in traditional technical labs. They will gain technical experience in swabbing plates and reviewing slides. Participants will also see models for Human Anatomy classes at MCC and learn how analyzing “gross stuff” can be critical in our lives.
Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, based on a popular series of books by science teacher Sylvia Branzei, is an educational experience supported by a theory that the best way to get kids interested in science is to present it in the terms they find most appealing. Grossology, referred to as “Science in Disguise,” is specifically designed to fascinate children between the ages of 6 and 14, as well as adults. Biological topics and subjects highlighted in Grossology are interactive, larger-than-life biology lessons that harness children’s natural curiosity about themselves and teaches them about how the human organism functions.
Mott Community College students and employees receive free admission (with MCC identification) to Sloan Museum to view Grossology as well as the next exhibit CSI: Crime Scene Insects.
The MCC Evening Series is targeted to adults and middle school/high school students. Sloan Museum staff will offer activities for younger students. There is no additional fee beyond normal admission to the museum for each of these events. MCC students and employees may enter free with MCC identification. Admission to the Museum is $4 for children under age 11, Seniors are $5 and the admission for older children and adults is $6 each.
Details: Call 810-237-3450 or visit www.sloanlongway.org.