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: $160 per session

Full payment is due four weeks (28 days) prior to your program date. If you are unable to host the program on this date please call us as soon as possible. If COSI does not receive notification of cancellation from your school at least 14 days prior to your date, said school will still be held responsible for full payment of the program. Cancellations and changes made 14 to 28 days prior to your date will receive a 50% refund. Non-weather related cancellations and changes made less than 14 days 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 be refunded; minus a non-refundable $50 deposit.

Available Programs

Magnets

Learn about poles, create a maglev train, feel electromagnetic forces, and learn how they relate to COSI’s Ring Launcher.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-2

Science of Sounds

Students will discover that sounds are created by vibrating objects and how different things make sound.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-5

Science of Sports

Participants will explore their own center of mass, velocity, and see firsthand why safety equipment is necessary.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-6

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

Electricity: Beyond Batteries and Bulbs

Discover that an electrical current in a circuit can produce thermal energy, light, sound and magnetic forces.

  • Grade Level: Grades 4-8

Chemical and Physical Change

“Uncomplicate” chemistry with this in-depth look at the differences between physical and chemical change. Learn how to determine what kind of changes you see around you every day.

  • Grade Level: Grades 4-8

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

Erosion

Students will uncover the processes that create and shape a stream by creating a model that demonstrates the dynamic interactions between water and substrates. Key concepts include manipulation of flow and slope in the role of erosion, and experience how difference substrates are affected by erosion. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 3-5

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

Knowing Your Nanotech

Explore the world you can’t see by learning more about nanotechnology. Small-scale science can surprise you! This program includes hands-on stations that defy your expectations and help you peer into the unseen world of nanotechnology. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 6-10

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