Keep the Learning Going All Summer Long!

School’s out for summer but we’re still engaging in learning here in our Preschool Workshops at COSI.  Participating in inquiry learning, preschoolers and their accompanying adult at our, Simple Machines: Gears, Levers, & Pulleys workshop, investigated how simple machines make work easier. Through hands-on activities designed to provide exposure and further cultivate curiosity through exploration, children practiced skills for school readiness through play.    

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Our Meet the Scientist experience allowed children to go deeper into investigation as they learned more about simple machines through exploration in identified portions of our Gadgets Exhibit.  They were able to test hypotheses and make observations such as: “More pulleys make work way easier!” -Marley “I pulled myself up and my Dad only had to help a little!” - Michael

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Children practiced and built their fine motor repertoire through the use of real tools as they engaged with science in everyday life.

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Come play and learn with us!  We are still taking reservations for all of our early childhood workshops.  During the month of June we are investigating All about Construction!  Not a member of COSI?  Non-member pricing for infant, toddler, and preschool workshops includes COSI admission for the day and participation in our workshop experience!  What a deal!

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Marie Quisumbing

Marie Quisumbing is the Manager of Early Childhood Programs at COSI. She maintains the lead role in developing, updating, and maintaining all content for all interal Early Childhood programs. She joined COSI in July 2013 after being a classroom teacher for the last 10 years. Marie enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

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