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From Your Birthday to Jupiter's

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Patrons explore their origins, and the origin of our solar system, through three stories. First, they model their own lifetimes by tying knots in lengths of yarn to represent key events in their pasts. Then, they act out a cultural story of our origins, and finally they explore Jupiter’s timeline from today back to its "birthday."

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Play the cultural origins narration included in the activity on a computer with speakers
Hints for uses in your library This is a great activity for inviting patrons to share their unique cultural origins stories
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From Your Birthday to Jupiter's

From Your Birthday to Jupiter's

Patrons explore their origins, and the origin of our solar system, through three stories. First, they model their own lifetimes by tying knots in lengths of yarn to represent key events in their pasts. Then, they act out a cultural story of our origins, and finally they explore Jupiter’s timeline from today back to its "birthday."