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11
June
2014

COSI Recipes: Greek Salad in a Jar

Guests that have seen the COSI team garden, which is viewable from the Level 2 hallway on the way to the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, know that the COSI team likes to eat our vegetables. As we move into the time of year when vegetables become more plentiful in the stores, farmers markets, and our own gardens, the question arises “what to do with all this produce?”. There are many good reasons to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and the USDA recommends filling half of your plate with them. Here at COSI, in addition to liking to eat our greens, we also like using items for new and interesting purposes. One way to use some of the screw-top jars you may have laying around the house and some of that surplus produce at the same time is to make jar salads.
Photo of greek salad in a jar.
10
June
2014

COSI’s EMS and Safety Day Update

This past May COSI held another EMS & Safety Day event. This event is held annually during EMS and Safety Week with the purpose of providing the community with information from area partners on how we can stay safe throughout the year. This year we welcomed 12 community partners that provided demos and activities focused on understanding CPR, preparing your home for natural disasters, proper car seat safety, and much much more! COSI guests even had an opportunity to play with real patient simulators that doctor and nurses use during their training.
Photo from EMS & Safety Day.
10
June
2014

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.     
Photo from Early Childhood Education workshop.
02
June
2014

30th Anniversary of Rat Basketball

This year marks COSI’s 50th anniversary of creating a space that nourishes innovation and inspiration for every generation. It is a great accomplishment and one worthy of a grand celebration. However, COSI is not only celebrating 50 years of being awesome; it is also the 30th anniversary of rat basketball!
Photo of Rat Basketball at COSI.
29
May
2014

Design-based Learning

COSI's Technology & Innovation team is experimenting with various "design-based learning" activities in Gadgets Cafe.  What's design-based learning?  These activities provide learners with the creative license to construct whatever they'd like...with some mild guidance.
Photo of geodesic dome.
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