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29
June
2013

Day Two of Maker Programs

For our second day of Maker Corps today, we made ArtBots! Robots that make art! Again creativity and imagination were high in our gadgets cafe work space while guests built their bots. There was lots of hesitation at first at what to make and how to make it. Fairly quickly the process of circuits was figured out, along with how different counter weights would effect the speed and spin of their bot...
28
June
2013

First Day of Maker Corps Project!

Today was our launch day of the Maker Corps project in the Gadgets Cafe. IT WAS SO FUN! Both kids and adults were great. Our theme today was Melt! and our first project was Brushbots.....
28
June
2013

Kicking off Maker Programs at COSI

After weeks of preparation, we finally kicked of Maker Corps here at COSI! From 2-4 Friday through Sunday Maker Corps is taking over the Gadgets Cafe at COSI until the end of August. Maker Corps is a nationwide initiative to get kids to get creative and build things from arts and crafts projects, to DIY type projects....
12
June
2013

The Universe in a Glass of Ice Water

Ah, summertime! Warm weather, sunny days, and glasses of ice water on the table – er, I mean, the coaster, Mom. Really! Those crystalline cubes clinking against the glass, cooling all they touch and slowly, slowly disappearing into the background.

Incredibly, the science of ice water has a lot in common with the science of stars, including our own warmth-providing star the Sun. Let's look a little more deeply....
A photo of ice in water.
22
May
2013

Refreshing little kidspace®

The Early Childhood Education team at COSI continues to move forward in developing plans to renovate and update little kidspace®, our 11,000+ square foot permanent exhibition dedicated to young children and their families. We are excited to announce the next phase of renovation will be implemented this September during our annual shutdown period!
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