Maplehurst Elementary third-grade students from the classrooms of Olivia Gamble and Tiffany Muskovich experienced a video conferencing program from COSI on Tuesday.
Using a large projection screen and speakers, students were able to communicate with an instructor from COSI, while they dissected a toy gadget to find out what simple machines were inside.
"This was a great hands-on learning experience for the children," Muskovich said. "I hope to do more of these programs in the future."
"The children loved to dissect the gadgets and explore the simple machines," Gamble added.
The students also expressed their enjoyment.
"That was really fun," Ian Keefer said. "I liked taking apart the crab and seeing the gears."
Gabe Harris concurred, saying: "It was fun because we got to see COSI and take apart gadgets."