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22
November
2013

COSI’s Let’s Get Movin’ Preschool Outreach Program

On Monday, November 18th at Grace Family Daycare and Preschool, children took part in COSI's Let's Get Movin' preschool outreach program. During this program children get the chance to participate in movement, dance, and create sound. Children explored materials that allowed them to practice both fine motor and gross motor movement.
Photo from preschool outreach program.
22
November
2013

Recapping our Four Week Preschool Workshop Series: Science of Performing Arts

This fall our preschool workshop guests participated in a four week series titled the Science of Performing Arts. Using music, dance, and dramatic expression the child and adult participant combo investigated the states of matter and related that exploration to the performing arts. We explored big ideas such as:
  • I can learn about science through kinesthetic experiences using music, dance and drama. Science learning can be an active experience!
  • I can use the performing arts to make connections to learning about the phases of matter i.e. solids, liquids, and gases.
  • With modeling and support I can explore the properties of objects and materials.
  • I can use imagination and creativity to interact with objects and materials. I can engage in inventive social play.
Photo from early childhood education workshop.
20
November
2013

Kids Explore the Science of Building

Thanks to the PNC Grow Up Great Grant, Meghan Zorne's preschool classroom at Fifth Avenue International, had the opportunity to participate in COSI's preschool outreach, 3,2,1...Build It program. Children and teachers truly enjoyed experimenting with measuring tools, building, and interacting with one another during this class. Take a look at what the children discovered:
Photo from preschool workshop.
15
November
2013

An Honor to be Named CEO of the Year

Wow! How Did That Happen?

Last night I was on stage with well-known and respected community leaders like George Barrett, Chairman & CEO of Cardinal Health and Dr. Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital receiving my award as a fellow Columbus CEO of the Year. I really wondered how I ranked with the likes of those two and the others which made up our cohort of six leaders being honored by Columbus CEO magazine through a survey conducted by Capital University that went to 4,000 CEOs around our region.
An Honor to be Named CEO of the Year
13
November
2013

Exploring Bones in little kidspace

On Sunday, during COSI's Family Workshop: The Body, children learned about bones in their body and how they could use their body to discover science through hands-on activities. Family Workshops are for children ages 0-6 and their accompanying adults. Activities are developmentally appropriate and align with Ohio's Early Learning Content Standards.

Children had the opportunity to discover about bones and x-rays. They closely examined X-rays on a light table which helped them to better see the images as light shined through them. One child found it helpful to place the x-ray on a whiteboard and to look at it from a further point. It helped her to really see the different parts of the x-ray—the ribs specifically for this one.
Photo from Family Workshop.
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