VANDALIA — It’s a chance to see science in action when COSI on Wheels comes to town.
Thursday, Sept. 17, Morton Middle School sixth graders got to roll up their sleeves and make some slime, along with participate in experiments at eight other stations thanks to the science program that begin in 1982.
The idea of the COSI on Wheels program is to introduce dynamic science topics to students, starting with a group assembly and then hands-on activities that have students asking questions about why certain things occur.
At Morton, the students also worked with members of the Butler High School Planeteers and the Morton Middle School PTO.
For sixth grader Lilian Seldon, the best part was the hands-on opportunities.
“I definitely enjoyed the slame and making it. I enjoyed getting involved and learning new things,” Seldon said.
Sixth grader Tyday’sha Robinson says she could see herself working in science as a career so she found this day enjoyable.
“You can do different experiments and that was great because I love science,” Robinson said.
Science teacher Teresa Nichols coordinated the event at Morton. She says one of the benefits of the COSI program is the students have the chance to really think about why something occurs and solve problems with science.
Reach the Vandalia-Butler City Schools at 415-6400.