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COSI On Wheels Brings Weather Experiments To Local Elementary School
Reported by: Ashley Smith
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Ashley Smith
Reported: Feb. 23, 2012 4:45 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 23, 2012 4:56 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Bringing weather indoors to teach the importance of math and science. That’s what COSI on Wheels hopes to do at Weberwood Elementary. COSI is located in Columbus, Ohio but has six traveling outreach programs. This one is called "Current Conditions" and focuses on weather and the math and science related to the subject.
“We feel it's very important to get out of the classroom and bring science to the kids and we feel it's important to get hands on experience with some of the things that they may just read about,” said PTA Vice President Katy Brown. Brown also says that a parent provided the funds for COSI.
The day began with a school-wide assembly involving weather experiments. Then students broke off into small groups to explore the ten different learning stations. Everything from vacuums and cloud machines to trivia and weather maps was available to explain weather phenomenon and patterns.
“The goal of today is to basically give the students the tools to become a meteorologist themselves,” said Chris Husmann with COSI.
Each student was given a free pass to visit COSI in Columbus in the future.
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