Exploring the Scientific Method

Following some scientific discoveries or reports you can often hear people say “Science is always changing; those scientists don’t really know what they are talking about!” One example is eggs and whether or not they are good for you, so let’s call this idea the “eggs argument”.

At first glance the eggs argument seems like a good retort to science as a system to explain the world. If a friend is always changing his story we call him unreliable. But upon further examination we find it to be lacking. I think that exploring my favorite book can help us counter the eggs argument against scientific reliability.

Fun With Flash Pickling

Welcome to what will hopefully be the first in a series of fun experiments with COSI. Usually when we are doing something cool in the building, be it a show or one of our hallway activities, we know what the outcome is going to be. For that reason we cannot properly call them experiments since we already know what is going to happen. That is why we always get excited when we run up against a question from a guest or another team member that we do not know the answer to. Last week we came upon one of these unanswered questions and knew it was time to try an experiment.

Live from Israel in the Planetarium!

When we invested in the advanced digital technology to reopen COSI’s Planetarium we knew that we could do much more in it than just traditional sky shows and even the new capacity to show full dome movies.

So it was a thrill to see the Congregation of  Tifereth Israel use COSI in a very creative and impactful way that started to show us our capacity to do special programming with partners who see the value in tapping our digital assets and willing to invest in program exploration with us.
Skyping on the dome with one of the young ladies featured in Jerusalem.

COSI Celebrates Week of the Young Child

Join COSI and celebrate Week of the Young Child on April 16-18th. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association.
Photo of a demonstration in little kidspace.

The Sky Is The Limit(less?)!

I just had one of the most pleasurable moments in my long education career sitting in the COSI Planetarium.

The audience was students from the Columbus City Schools as part of our partnership to give every 5th grader in the schools an experience at COSI.  Included in this experience was a show in our newly re-opened, digitally driven Planetarium.  The show was co-designed by our great team with the schools so the program met the 5th grade curricular needs.
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