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COSI on Wheels January 17, 2008

Posted by davegoblog in Berea, Science.
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COSI on Wheels came to Rosie’s school last Thursday with their traveling hands-on science program Agriculture Adventures. Being a science geek, I volunteered last year to be the parent PTA coordinator for the event this year. It was a bit stressful, but fun at the same time and definitely worth seeing how excited and enthusiastic the kids got! Many thanks go out to Anna, COSI, and all the volunteers.

The energy from the kids was so infectious from the morning assembly where they were laughing and screaming with the COSI “Chef Provolone” to the hands-on activities when they were milking Daisy the “cow” and grinding wheat into flour. My station was “Fun with Fibers,” which gave the students the opportunity to explore fabrics and fibers. They were able to card and spin wool as well as view the fibers under microscopes. See Rosie using the handcards to straighten the wool in the above photo.

I put in a hard day at the farm and learned a lot to boot. My favorite kernel of info was that one pound of wool could make 20 miles of yarn! I’m not spinning a tale when I say that either. Okay, I reached my pun limit for this post 😉

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