The COSI “Learning Lunchboxes” were built in partnership with
NASA and are filled with five days of engaging hands-on science
activities for children in grades K-8.
The kits being distributed in Lorain feature a space theme. All
materials needed to complete the activities are included, and
the interactive content is tied to Ohio learning standards.
The Ohio Library Council (OLC) and COSI have partnered to
distribute more than 12,000 of these kits to public library
systems across the state.
“We know the pandemic created an education gap for many
students. Our libraries are working hard to help bridge that
gap,” said Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library
Council. “Ohio’s public libraries are known for their
outstanding summer reading programs, but we are thrilled to work
with COSI to make science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) learning opportunities more assessable to Ohio’s youth
One science kit per family on a first come, first served basis
while supplies last. In case of inclement weather, the Solar
Powered Crafts program will be canceled and families can get
science kit distribution information by calling the Main Library