For Families

at COSI

02
September
2014

Paper Rockets

Did you attend COSI's Camp-In over the winter and get to try our paper rocket launchers? Or maybe you're just curious about what a paper rocket launcher is? Check out this video that shows how the launchers are built and used for COSI activities. And look out, you never know when our team will have these available for you to try!
14
August
2014

Celebrating the Cosmic Web

 

Next Tuesday, August 19 from 3-5 p.m., COSI and OSU's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics will host scientists talking about the biggest thing in the universe - the cosmic web. Scientists from the US, UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, South Korea, Ecuador, and Argentina will share this big picture view of our universe. Hands-on activities include making "the universe in a coffee cup," creating a cosmic web with origami, and a make-your-own universe with clay. 
 

 

Celebrating the Cosmic Web
12
August
2014

Exploring the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Food

For my last post, I sat down with Dr. Jed Johnson from Nanofiber Solutions to talk about how nanotechnology is advancing medicine. You can see the video here.  Today we will be talking with Dr. Farnaz Maleky from The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center about how nanotechnology is advancing the food supply. Nanotechnology is simply the science of the very small. 

06
August
2014

Farm Days

“My mom gets our food from the grocery store - that's where it comes from, right?”

Well, not exactly.

COSI is trying to connect children to the places where their food comes from. That’s why we’re bringing a little bit of the farm right into the middle of Columbus with “Farm Day: Little Seeds, Big Tractors”, taking place August 6-10 at COSI.
Photo of Farm Days 2014.
05
August
2014

Quadcopters and Drones

You may have heard some talk recently about quadcopters or drones. From military applications, Amazon package delivery, and even a California based burrito delivery service unmanned aerial vehicles seem to be the emerging technology of the day. With all of these new developments people are right to be excited. Never before in history have we had the opportunity to purchase an aircraft that can be programmed to fly over a range of 1 mile without a pilot on board for less than $300. This fact positions quadcopters and drones to revolutionize transportation, agriculture, media production, military applications, and other industries as innovations are introduced. 
Mike Cairns from Infinite Impact studio does a quadcopter test flight in preparation for Thursday's COSI After Dark.
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