Invest your school’s 21st Century dollars in these new highly-structured programs from COSI that provide hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences on selected dates.
Free Admission for Chaperones & Teachers! Schools participating in COSI’s 21st Century Learning Labs in September, October, or November 2013 will receive free admission for your group’s chaperons and teachers (within a 1:5 ratio). Call 614.228.2674 for details.
Health-Related Programming Presented by: Cardinal Health
Price: $20 per person*
Unpack a box of 21st century skills in this structured 3.5-hour COSI program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:
2013: October 9, 18
2014: January 22, February 5 & 14, March 7 & 12, April 4 & 15, May 15 & 21
Price: $20 per person*
Explore the individuality and complex body design of living things in this highly-structured 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:
2013: November 8, December 4
2014: January 29, February 13, March 21, April 10 (sold out), May 1
Price: $20 per person*
Explore the interactions of the brain with the bodily functions it controls in this highly-structured 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:
2013: October 30, 2013
2014: January 24, February 28, March 13, March 26, April 14, May 23 (sold out)
Price: $20 per person*
Explore pharmacology and the plants that play an important role in development of medicines. This 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion includes two 45-minute workshops and a documentary film on Ohio’s largest digital movie screen:
2013: October 11 & 16, November 15, December 13
2014: January 31, February 7 & 19, March 14 & 25, April 8 & 18, May 16 & 20
Available Spring 2014
Grades: 3-12 Price: $25 per person
Develop your 21st Century skills by investigating and solving COSI mysteries through these incredible experiences:
Grades 3-8 “Forensic Science” Learning Lab Available 2014 Dates:
February 20 & 26, March 7 & 28, April 17 & 25, May 6 & 15
Grades 9-12 “Forensic Science” Learning Lab Available 2014 Dates:
March 21 & 26, April 10 & 14, May 1 & 23
The Generation Rx Lab is an innovative, educational experience within the Labs in Life exhibit at COSI and run by scientists from the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State. In this lab, your students can conduct hands-on experiments that apply science inquiry skills and provide an engaging platform to learn basic biology and chemistry concepts.View Available Lab Experiences.
COSI outreach workshops for afterschool providers.
Looking for top-quality science programming for your central Ohio afterschool program? COSI’s Out-of-School Workshops provide a highly educational curriculum that meets the Ohio Content Standards, and:
Each Program Includes:
Pricing: One 45-minute session, $160.
Annual Educator Resource Fairs
Meet local organizations that support teachers. Geared toward all grade levels.
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COSI’s customizable professional development workshops provide your school’s teachers with real life teaching tools, and:
Each customizable COSI Professional Development Workshop includes:
Workshop Topic Options:
Inquiry-Based Science Teaching in Your Classroom with Your Students
Use your 21st Century Learning grant funds to bring structured, sound, professional development to your teachers. The Ohio Revised and the Next Generation standards promote inquiry-based science, but do your teachers know what that means? Many teachers who graduated from college 10+ years ago may have never witnessed a true inquiry-based science experience. How can they be expected to use this teaching method if they are unsure of how to implement it?
Co-Teaching is a personal, professional development experience for teachers that benefits both teachers and students. Co-Teaching pairs a teacher with a COSI Master Educator, who comes into his/her classroom to facilitate inquiry-based science lessons with his/her students. The experiences will be designed to lead students to explore their own questions about the science topic. Using inquiry starter lessons based on Ohio’s Academic Content Standards for Science, your students will develop questions to explore that will help them better understand the standard.
Honoring the teacher’s teaching-style, the COSI Master Educator will meet with the teacher to better understand their objectives for the lesson prior to the Co-Teaching experience. The COSI Master Educator will share several lesson options so both can mutually agree upon the lessons. The Master Educator will send several pre-visit lessons in advance of the co-teaching experience, including the lesson for the co-teaching experience, so the teacher can best prepare his/her students.
On the day, or days, of the co-teaching experience, the Master Educator will arrive prepared to facilitate the lesson, bringing all the necessary supplies. Working with the teacher, the Master Educator will lead the experience with the students, providing a standards-based inquiry experience focused on the selected topic. A non-traditional assessment and rubric will be provided if desired.
Following the lesson, the Master Educator will leave the teacher with additional lessons to continue the learning. In addition, the Master Educator will provide the teacher with a checklist to enable them to include elements of scientific inquiry in all science lessons.
Available Co-Teaching Topics:
“Step Up to Quality” Approved Professional Development for Early Childhood is available from COSI. Available topics include:
The COSI On Wheels educator will lead a 40-minute orientation session prior to the event that will include background and activity related information. If volunteers are arriving in shifts, it would be ideal to have all shifts present at the orientation. Teachers are also encouraged to attend this orientation in order to answer students' questions.
About Volunteers: All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. COSI will require set up and tear down assistance from 2-4 strong adult volunteers for approximately one hour each day (4-6 volunteers if there is a stairway barrier). 15-20 adult volunteers are required to assist with activities during the entire program day.
Setup takes place in the late afternoon or early evening prior to the event. COSI requests a contact person be present during the set up to assure proper equipment placement for the event. Be aware that our equipment is not easily moved once it is in place.
The following outline is COSI's suggestion for planning your daily schedule. You may choose a different schedule based on your number of students or your building hours of operation. Please adapt this to fit the needs of your school.
|7:30am - 8:15||Volunteer Orientation|
|8:15 - 9:00||Morning Assembly**|
|9:00 - 9:15||Break|
|9:15 - 9:45||Hands-on Session #1|
|9:45 - 10:15||Hands-on Session #2|
|10:15 - 10:45||Hands-on Session #3|
|10:45 - 11:15||Hands-On Session #4|
|11:15 - 12:15||Lunch|
|12:15 - 1:00||Afternoon Assembly**
(If all students could not attend the morning assembly)
|1:00 - 1:30||Hands-on Session #5|
|1:30 - 2:00||Hands-on Session #6|
|2:00 - 2:30||Hands-on Session #7|
|2:30 - 2:45||Hands-on Session #8|
|2:45 - 3:00pm||Clean up with Volunteers|
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