COSi on Wheels Volunteers Needed:

 

We are so excited to bring COSi on Wheels to Amelia Elementary!

COSi requires us to have at least 20 volunteers (ages 16 or older) each day. The most critical aspect of every COSI On Wheels program are the volunteers who assist with the hands-on sessions. It is very important to provide a quality hands-on science experience for the students. You need no science background, only ENTHUSIASM and ENERGY for a great day!

The show this year is “Current Conditions” and will take place on Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31. Students will explore how weather affects life on Earth everyday and learn about technology used by today’s top forecasters. Students will test their forecasting skills, explore meteorological instruments, and discover why it’s important to monitor extreme weather events.

Below is the schedule of events:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Volunteer Orientation: 8:00-8:45am.
Assembly Time: 9:15-10:00 (Grades K-3)
15 Minute Break: 10:00-10:15
Hands-On Sessions:
Session 1: 10:15-10:45: Grade 1
Session 2: 10:45-11:15: Grade 1
Session 3: 11:15-11:45: Kindergarten
Session 4: 11:45-12:15: Grade 2
LUNCH BREAK – 12:15-12:45
Session 5: 12:45-1:15: Grade 2
Session 6: 1:15-1:45: Grade 3
Session 7: 1:45-2:15: Grade 3

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Volunteer Orientation: 8:00-8:45am.
Assembly Time: 9:15-10:00 (Grades K, 3-5)
15 Minute Break: 10:00-10:15
Hands-On Sessions:
Session 1: 10:15-10:45: Grade 3
Session 2: 10:45-11:15: Grade 3
Session 3: 11:15-11:45: Kindergarten
Session 4: 11:45-12:15: Grade 4
LUNCH BREAK – 12:15-12:45
Session 5: 12:45-1:15: Grade 4
Session 6: 1:15-1:45: Grade 5
Session 7: 1:45-2:15: Grade 5

“Current Conditions” Hands On-Activities will include:
A Bellowing Wind: Students use a variety of air producing instruments to explore how changes in air pressure can cause wind.
Canister Cloud: Students will examine how cloud formation can be affected by air pressure.
Cloudspotting: Look! In the sky! Students can go on a cloud hunt to search and examine multiple cloud types.
Dealing with Weather: Students discover the elements and factors needed to create various forms of extreme weather.
Extreme Weather Challenge: Students will climb the ranks of meteorology as they test their knowledge of extreme weather.
Prediction Puzzler: Students will make predictions for the next day’s weather using maps representing several previous days of weather data.
Solving Symbols: Students will decode complex surface weather maps.
Weather in a Vacuum: Students experience the power of air pressure as they recreate the famous Magdeburg Sphere experiment and feel, “first hand” the pressure of a vacuum.
Weather Instruments: Students use the tools of the meteorological trade to take atmospheric readings.
Wind Tubes: Students become “aerospace engineers” as they use a variety of materials to test updrafts while exploring how hail is created.

We will need 3-4 adults to assist in unloading the truck on Monday, October 29 at 4:00pm. Volunteers will need to stay for about one hour to help set up the show’s stage and hands-on equipment.

All volunteers are required to attend the 45-minute orientation session each day. We welcome you for any amount of time you are able to donate beyond that.

Please contact Jami Edgington at jami.aepta@gmail.com if you are able and willing to volunteer for this WONDERFUL and EXCITING opportunity for our Amelia TIgers!

Thanks in advance for donating your time. This is going to be a fantastic experience for our students!

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One Response

  1. I, Tamara Smack would like to help out with the cosi and my neice Brittney Wiggins. I have daughters in the 5th grade. Tamara Smack 513-668-7319 please leave message.

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