COSI is a nationally esteemed science center that has delighted Central Ohio with all things science for 55 years, inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics and delivering our experiential, "hands-on fun" brand of learning. As a trusted educational resource for families, schools, and community partners, COSI is an essential element of our community, engaging more than one million people annually through onsite, offsite, and online experiences.
To plan a visit and learn more about the adventures you can find at COSI, check out cosi.org.
Have you heard of or tried 3D printing before? In this activity, you will learn a bit about the first part of 3D printing: using a computer to create your 3D design. This is called 3D modeling, or CAD: Computer-Aided Design.
Use the coloring page created by the Art Director and Designer at Virgin Hyperloop to color the Hyperloop XP-1 vehicle. Then, imagine you are an art director for a transportation technology company and draw a technology of the future!
Learn about modern animals who, like dinosaurs, use fancy features to grab the attention of possible mates. Then, use what you learned to create the most attention-grabbing dinosaur display since the Mesozoic!
Proprioception is a sense of the body of its place and position in space - sometimes thought of as a sixth sense. In this activity, try some experiments that explore the unique functions of the body and brain.
Newton\'s Third Law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In this activity, you will use that principle to make a balloon powered pinwheel!
Have you ever noticed that different species of birds have very different types of beaks? In this activity, learn about adaptation and how a bird\'s beak shape helps them to find food and survive in their environment.
In just one day, the heart pumps approximately 1,900 gallons of blood through the body! Today, see if you can move water as fast as your heart can move blood!
A BioBlitz is a way for our community to work together to find as many species as possible in Ohio during the four days of the Science Festival. You can participate by simply snapping photos of plants and animals in the wild and uploading them to the free app iNaturalist. Observations will be made available to naturalists and researchers. Let\'s explore Ohio\'s biodiversity!
Have you ever wondered, how does nature do it? In this activity, learners will investigate examples of biomimicry. Then, they will take a moment to step into nature and observe, looking for and appreciating the incredible structures and processes utilized by organisms every day.
Can you identify birds that you see outside? With this activity and our handy list of birds of Ohio, you\'ll be on your way to identifying birds in your backyard in no time!
Once you\'re done with a roll of toilet paper, there are a lot of creative things you can do with the tube itself - including several science demonstrations! Here\'s one to try: make your own model well.