During this past fall semester, in an effort to continue to deliver exciting and engaging science fun to students, we have transitioned to a virtual programming format. We have introduced new components to our WOW programs, including WOW at Home and virtual WOW programming.
WOW at Home
The WOW at Home program was created to give students access to fun science experiments to keep them engaged at home. These hands-on experiments are for all ages and use materials commonly found around the house.
This semester, we had two teams, six OSU students total, work together on designing new experiments or altering existing WOW experiments for this program. Two students were tasked with one unique experiment topic each week to format and then post it on Wednesday to our website and social media accounts. By the end of the semester, these teams will have created 10 WOW at Home activities. To learn more about WOW at Home program and get a glimpse at the experiments, please visit our website at WOW at Home | Wonders of our World.
Virtual WOW Programming
Four teams made up of four OSU students each have been working with the WOW Programs Coordinator to develop virtual WOW science units for our Columbus City elementary schools.
Meet OSU student representatives from the Experiment Write Up Team (Brianna Agomessou), Script Writing Team (Nikki Mehalic), Video Production Team (Jules Christensen), and Video Editing Team (Deborah Lee) in the video below. Here they discuss what they and their teammates have been doing each week create virtual WOW programming content. We created two units with seven experiments in total for this semester.
Thank you to all the OSU students who have worked tirelessly to make WOW at Home and virtual WOW programming possible! No matter if we are in a pandemic or not, we will always strive to create fun, hands-on science experiments for the future scientists of tomorrow to enjoy!