COSI

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.

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3-2-1 Liftoff
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Celebrate space travel with a fun demonstration that will cause a tea bag to lift into the air! *With adult supervision.

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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
3, 2, 1, Pop!
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Construct a rocket powered by the pressure generated from an effervescing antacid tablet reacting with water.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
3D Modeling
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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.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Art and Technology
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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!

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Arts
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Attention Grabbing Animals
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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!

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Arts
Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Baffling Body
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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.

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Health and Physical Education
Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Balloon-Powered Pinwheel
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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!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Beak Buffet
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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.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
BioBlitz Educator Guide
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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!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Biomimicry
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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.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Birds Eye View
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Explore bird vision as you observe and compare the positioning of bird\'s eyes with a mask.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Birdwatching
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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!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Build A Well
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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.

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Arts
Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Build a Balloon Rocket
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Design a balloon rocket! Watch it zoom across the room, then see if you can attach a payload to the rocket!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Build a Motor
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Can you make your own electric motor with a few simple supplies? Try it out!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Build a Rocket... and a Launch pad!
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Construct a rocket powered by the pressure generated from an effervescing antacid tablet reacting with water. Build a launch pad for your rocket and then watch it blast off!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Build an Electromagnet
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An electromagnet may seem like a very complicated contraption, but you can actually build a simple one at home! You just need a few supplies that you can pick up at a hardware store.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
COSI Connects
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COSI Connects launches audiences of all ages into a universe of science through online videos, activities, plus a free mobile app that enables science exploration even when offline. COSI Connects is helping to bridge the digital divide, promote digital literacy, and address critical science education needs simultaneously. This repository of activities and videos is for learners of all ages and is a great supplement to at-home learning or for use in the classroom.

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Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Life Science
Physical Geology
Physical Science
Physics
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Catalog
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COSI
Date Added:
04/29/2021
COSI Flubber
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Can you make your own goo? Find out how with COSI and Columbus Metropolitan Library!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Calming Jars
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These jars are a fun way for little ones to enjoy bright colors and glitter, and they also work well for calming breaks - shake up a bottle and watch quietly as it settles.

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Arts
Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Can Derby
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Have a soup-can derby race at home while experimenting with kinetic and potential energy!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Candy Camouflage
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In this activity, participants will learn about camouflage. They will use candy to show how camouflage can be used by prey to avoid being caught by predators.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Centripetal Force
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When an object is moving in a curved or circular path, centripetal force is what keeps the object on that curved path. In this activity, explore centripetal force at home; see if you can spin a bucket of water in a circle without spilling!

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
Date Added:
07/13/2021
The Chair Challenge
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Have you seen the chair challenge? It turns out that this challenge is a fun way to discuss scientific concepts. In this activity, complete a series of challenges and discuss them in terms of gravity and center of gravity.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Chocolate Crystals
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Grab some chocolate and explore the science behind it! First, observe different kinds of chocolate and see what differences you notice. Then, try your hand at tempering chocolate to see if you can achieve the most desirable crystal structure - form V!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
Date Added:
07/13/2021
Citizen Science at Home
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Did you know that you do not have to be a trained scientist to participate in cutting-edge scientific research? Learn about citizen scientists who have made valuable contributions to research projects and begin your own citizen science journey!

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Citizen Science at Home
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You don\'t have to be a trained scientist to participate in cutting-edge research; you just need to be able to use the internet. Practice your digital literacy skills as you begin your own citizen science journey.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Clean up Litter!
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Have you seen litter around your community? Plan a trip with members of your household to go out and clean up the community! You can clean up a neighborhood, local park, or hiking trail. Find tips, safety instructions, and best practices in the activity.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Clues about Clouds
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Make a cloud in a plastic bottle to learn about condensation, evaporation, and air pressure.

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Science
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
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07/13/2021
Cooling Down Crocs
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Create puppets that show some of the differences between an alligator and a crocodile. Then conduct an experiment to see one reason alligators or crocodiles may be laying around with their mouths open.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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COSI
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COSI Connects
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COSI
Date Added:
07/13/2021