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Writing – Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1-2 PM
Grades 6 – 8 (6 seats available) $30 per student
February finds us exploring the topic of writing, and there’s a lot to write about! From making tokens used for accounting, clay envelopes to hold the tokens and on to a flat tablet where impressions of the tokens were made on it! The best part is the use of sticks or a pointed stylus to make pictures of tokens. Hieroglyphs, cuneiform script and the invention of the Greek, Latin, and English alphabet have made writing fun and exciting.
So, come along as we have fun writing our hearts out during the month of February. There’s a budding writer out there I know it!!
Health – Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1-2 PM
Grades 9 -11 (6 seats available) $30 per student
My Mom was born in 1918, the year of the influenza epidemic, and lived for 85 years through six epidemics! I was born in 1952 and have lived through five of these epidemics. I remember the sickness of others and even myself. Fever, chills, vomiting, body aches and listlessness that placed me in bed for days. It turns out that the simplest, yet the most important thing to avoid the flu, is handwashing! My mom, a high school biology teacher and, dad, a pharmacist, pushed hygiene constantly. At the time I thought it was highly annoying and thought they were truly out to punish me. I now know they were keeping me safe. Maybe that is why I majored in Microbiology or as they say, I majored in GERMS! The flu spreads several ways; airborne coughs or sneezes, touching contaminated surfaces like doorknobs, and through contacts such as handshakes or hugs. Fun labs involving bacteria (no viruses allowed), microscopy, antibiotics and the immune system will be explored in this session. Come on in and experience a great way to learn and stay healthy this season.
According to Richard Louv's Last Child In The Woods, "Environment-based education dramatically improves academic performance and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking and decision making. Creativity is also stimulated by childhood exposure to nature." The COS Nature Museum gives children a personal and lasting experience with nature.
Experience the history of STEM at the COS Technology Museum. Bridge the gap between invention and modern technology by tracing the the journey of some of the greatest inventions of the 18th, 19th and 20th century. Hands-on exhibits afford visitors the opportunity to touch and examine artifacts from the past that preceded our modern devices.
No discussion on STEM is complete without robots. In the past, The Circle of Sciences was highly successful in national robotic competitions.The COS Museum robot display offers an inside look at the internal workings and functions of robots.