Gadgets & the Rainforest

Today we had two fun science connections. 3rd graders from Stewart Elementary, Lakeshore, connected to COSI Columbus for the Gadget Works program. This videoconference is one of the best available out there! Students learn all about simple machines, take apart gadgets such as the happy crab and chattering teeth, and watch the BellPopper machine at COSI. The kids sure enjoyed the program and they thoroughly learned all about simple machines. Great program! Worth the expense!

In addition, we had 7th graders from Coloma Middle School connect to the Buffalo Zoo for The Rainforest Experience. Students learned about the layers of the rainforest and saw video clips and live animals – including a python! The python was quite energetic and wiggly. Rebecca, the presenter, put him on the document camera to show his scales, etc. He kept trying to crawl off.

So it was science day in VC land here in southwest Michigan today…. tomorrow is social studies day. Check back again to see where we’re going next!

0 replies on “Gadgets & the Rainforest”

  1. Ike Smith says:

    Hello, My Name Ike Smith
    I am a Buffalo School district Technological Intergation Specialist (TIS) based out of The Bilingual Center School 33 and instructional technology dept. at WNED. I am interest in settup a fieldtrip on May 15,16,and 17 for a staff development
    in- service from 4-7pm. Your help would be appreciated. Ike

  2. Janine Lim says:

    Go to the TWICE website – http://www.twice.cc – and click on Professional Development. There’s a link to find PD programs from the various content providers. You can find scheduling and cost information there.

  3. that was so cool i wish i could of went i will tell my class mates about it they will tell her about it……..

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