|Students explore COSI ecosystems|
|Written by Stephanie Groves|
|Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:06 PM|
During the morning assembly, students were energized about the program through a dynamic 45-minute presentation given by Outreach Educator Joe Butler, who introduced the science of ecosystems, animal adaptations and their life cycles and how parts of a biological community are connected within their environment.
Kindergarten students seemed to really enjoy the “Pyramid Power” station where they built fungi and bacteria food chains with wood blocks. With the assistance of volunteer Sharon Gasser, the students used rectangular- and triangular-shaped blocks, designed with fungi, animal and land element icons on them, to build a pyramid (ecosystem). The ecosystem is interdependent on all the elements for survival to maintain equilibrium.
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