Chemistry comes alive
Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) first-grade students got a lesson in slimy science when COSI (Center of Science and Industry) brought its traveling science program “It’s Simply Chemistry” to Loveland Friday, Nov. 7.
“This was an innovative, interactive program designed to stimulate the imaginations of our students,” said LECC Principal Kyle Bush. “COSI allows our young Tigers to explore chemistry through simple experiments designed to introduce new science principles.”
The day began with an assembly introducing the students to how chemistry impacts their everyday lives. COSI’s Chemistry Detective helped solve the mystery of the missing slime ingredients by identifying acids and bases, determining unknown substances, and decoding an invisible message. This fun and educational assembly was followed by hands-on activity sessions during which the students made their very own COSI Super Slime, created endothermic and exothermic reactions, and learned to identify unknown substances using chemistry.
“We sincerely appreciate our PTA for providing such a fun approach to science to our students,” said Bush. “COSI is certainly worth the investment.”
COSI is a hands-on science center located in Columbus, Ohio.
Photo caption: LECC students enjoy hands-on experiments with the COSI traveling science program.