Sunday, May 17, 2015


On Friday, I went on a field trip with our 6th-8th grade Step Up classes.  We traveled to COSI - the Center for Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.  Check out their website here.

 Step Up is our gifted program for students in 4th -8th grades.  We have been doing STEM projects, learning about robotics and engineering and how things work.  We decided to go to COSI because they have many interactive exhibits geared toward what we have been learning.
Student using a large lever to lift a Honda car.

Students were able to get in a submarine, play on space simulators, move a rover with robotics, explore technology progress for the past 150 years, play and build with gadgets in the Gadget Cafe area, explore in the Ocean exhibit, learn about energy and sustainability and more.

Two of our students rode the unicycle high above the main lobby.

We also saw the Jerusalem movie in the NatGeo theatre.  It was an interesting documentary about the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities that live side by side in Jerusalem.  It showed many of the local holy sites and city walls.

Students preparing to watch Jerusalem.
We hope to go back again and participate in their 21st Century Learning Labs and the classes in the Gadget Cafe.

I highly recommend going there - I hope to take my own family this summer!

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