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15
January
2014

Thinking about Climate Change: Climate versus Weather

After days of extreme cold, like the ones we experienced early last week, I often notice comments on social media sites such as “So much for global warming”.  These comments seem to confuse long-term, global phenomena with short-term, regional weather events. I think some of the confusion people have about this topic comes from our understanding of the different terminology used to describe specific events and phenomena. One set of terminology that can be confusing is the difference between weather and climate. 
14
January
2014

Congratulations to Idea Foundry on its New Home.

Just got back from the Columbus Idea Foundry's groundbreaking event. Glad to see our partner Alex Bandar and his Idea Foundry with great talent opening two blocks from COSI.

Photo from Idea Foundry groundbreaking.
24
December
2013

Building a City in BigKidLab

In COSI’s Big KidLab, children have been working hard to design and build a city. Using recyclable materials such as milk jugs, egg cartons, cardboard, yogurt containers, and much more, children have become inspired to create a meaningful addition for the city.

COSI team members and adults have encouraged children to think about what is in a city. What structures are in a city? What does a city need? What did you see outside on your way to COSI? What do you wish a city could have? 
Photo of city build project in BigKidLab.
12
December
2013

Exploring Building and Construction

On November 26th, Ms. Erin Decamella’s preschool classroom at East Columbus Elementary acted as construction workers during the preschool outreach program, 3,2,1…Build It. Children put on construction vests, picked out tools to use, measured, and worked together and side-by-side during this class. Take a look.
Exploring Building and Construction
11
December
2013

3, 2, 1... Build it Fun!

On November 11th, at Oakmont Elementary, Ms. Pollyann Giffin’s preschool classroom took part in COSI’s 3,2,1…Build It program. This program was provided to the elementary school on behalf of PNC through PNC’s Grow Up Great Grant.

Children were very ecstatic to act as construction workers and take on building and measuring challenges. 
3, 2, 1... Build it Fun!
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