For Educators

COSI in the Classroom

A COSI Educator will bring all the materials for these one-hour, 35-student workshops to your classroom. All COSI in the Classroom programs fulfill the Scientific Inquiry and Application Components of the Ohio College and Career Ready Standards.

Available in Ohio’s Franklin, Union, Delaware, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, and Licking Counties.

Cost: $170 per session

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due one month prior to your program date unless a previously agreed upon payment time line has been established. Cancellations made less than one month prior to your program date are non-refundable.

Up to two weeks prior to your program date, programs may be rescheduled to a new date within the same school year one time at no penalty. You must contact COSI at least two weeks prior to your program date to be eligible to reschedule or the ability to transfer the credit to another session will be forfeited. Changes made less than two weeks prior to your date will not be refunded.

Weather-related cancellations can be rescheduled to a new date within the same school year at no penalty as long as COSI is notified within two hours of the program start time. Weather-related cancellations that aren't rescheduled into a new date within the same school year will not be refunded.

Available Programs

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

With the help of chemistry, biology, and an inquiring mind, become a Crime Scene Investigator and catch the culprit before it’s too late.

  • Grade Level: Grades 4-8

Weather

Look to the skies and discover the “whys” of weather. Learn how clouds are formed, how different temperatures can affect air, and explore air pressure. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-8

Crazy Coasters

Explore force and motion as your class works together to build a roller coaster. Put the force of gravity to work in COSI’s marble challenge.

  • Grade Level: Grades 6-8

Beginner Robotics

Discover how robots are made and how they perform tasks. Build a simple LEGO® WeDo robot and perform very basic programming. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-5

Gross Science

Yes, you’re disgusting, but we still like you. Let’s get gross and explore the inner workings of our bodies, ruminate about runny noses, and dive into digestion. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-6

Mindbenders & Brainstorm Challenges

Develop your skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity! Using simple every day materials, work with your classmates to solve a brainbusting issue from everyday life. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 3-8

Intermediate Robotics

Become part of an engineering team and create basic programming for a robot using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS robotics system. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 6-8

Cow Eye Dissection

Diagrams can only take you so far. To really understand what’s going on inside of the eye, why not cut one open? An experienced COSI Team Member will lead your class through an exciting, slimy, and scientific dissection of a cow’s eye in order to better understand how your own eyes function. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 6-12

Sheep Brain Dissection

Discover the world of our brain and experience your lobes in action! An experienced COSI Team Member will lead your class through a dissection of a sheep brain in order to better understand how your own brain functions. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 6-12

Catapults, Trebuchets, & Physics: Oh My!

Discover force and motion by observing and building medieval siege machines. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 7-12

DNA: The Foundation for YOU

Explore the structure of DNA and how it relates to the cellular structure and expression of hereditary characteristics. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 7-12