Discover your place in the universe as a COSI educator guides students from Earth, through our Solar System, and beyond. We’ll explore Earth’s atmosphere, air pressure and gravity in comparison to other planets, launch a rocket into space, and see how stars are formed. The assembly ends with a bang as we learn about supernovas and how we’re all made of star stuff!
Weighting on the World: Students will better understand that weight is the force of gravity acting on an object. They will explore this by comparing the weight of the same object on different planets.
Under Pressure: Students will observe the physiological effects that occur in a vacuum and how they relate to the atmospheric pressure found in space and on distant planets.
Tricky Terrain: Students will experiment with different rover designs to build the optimal rover for each Martian surface.
Time Warp: Students will demonstrate the relationship between a planet’s distance from the sun and the time it takes to orbit the Sun. They will also explore the meaning of a year on different planets.
Stellar Stories: Students will better understand how scientists and explorers throughout human history have used the night sky as a map.
Spec-tacular: Students will utilize spectroscopy to learn how scientists determine the composition of distant stars.
K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
1-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe
1-ESS1-2 Earth's Place in the Universe
2-PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions
3-ESS2-2 Earth's Systems
ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
PS2.B: Types of Interactions
MS-ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe
MS-ESS1-3 Earth's Place in the Universe
- Grades K-6
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Full-day experience: $1090
Includes whole-school assembly and smaller hands-on sessions throughout the program day.
Assembly-only option: $490
Includes whole-school assembly without the hands-on sessions afterwards.
Additional assemblies available for $175.