For Families

Homeschool Workshops for Elementary & Middle Grades

Parents, learn with your elementary and middle school students using materials that you might not have at home (LEGO® robotics systems, soldering supplies, and more) to better understand science concepts. Participants socialize while exploring science careers, too! Scroll down for available workshops and click the “Purchase Tickets” button to register. The Manager of Education Services can be reached at 614.228.2674 X. 2357.

Please note that selected COSI program reservations are subject to a nominal processing fee. Proceeds from this fee help to support COSI, a not-for-profit organization. For selected programs, transaction fees may be waived for COSI Members as a benefit of membership.

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Force and Motion - Aerodynamics

Learn about the force and motion concepts that control aerodynamics. Discover the interplay of lift, thrust, drag and gravity as we experiment with paper airplanes. Is there a perfect plane design or way to “throw” a plane? Design your planes to fly farther, faster and more streamlined than ever.
  • Program Date(s): March 2 or 3, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or March 5, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent and child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent and child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included

Advanced Robotics

Hone your robotics programming skills and solve challenges using the LEGO® NXT MINDSTORM robotics system.

  • Program Date(s): March 16 or 17, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or March 19, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent and child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent and child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included

Weather

Weather is all around us. Discover how air pressure, temperature, wind, and water work together to produce our weather patterns, both the everyday and extreme weather.
  • Program Date(s): April 6 or 7, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or April 9, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent and child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent and child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included

The Science of Art

Science and art naturally intertwine; from molecular structure, to the design elements of a leaf. Explore the aspects of light, color, shape and others as we look at how art can be science too!
  • Program Date(s): May 4 or 5, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or May 7, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent and child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent and child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included