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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.
04
August
2014

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower

August 9-11 is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, but unfortunately Sunday's full Moon will make it hard to see the meteors. Check out the sky earlier in the week to catch a few of these "shooting stars."
01
August
2014

Plastic Beach

Growing up, I was fortunate to have direct access to the Lake Erie shoreline. My relatives shared a house in Geneva on the Lake that my great-grandparents had purchased in the 1960s. The beach was a short walk from the back door, and I grew up with what was essentially a private environmental land lab. I could explore geology, astronomy, meteorology, zoology, engineering, and other sciences for days or weeks at a time. Of course, I didn’t know a lot of those words at first. It was mostly play, exploration, and asking questions.

When I was younger, much of the trash on the shoreline seemed like treasure trove. Broken glass turned into polished fragments. My cousins and I used sand dyed purple-black by iron-ore from freighters in imaginary potions. Aluminum cans and rusty iron could be scrapped for video arcade quarters.  A sand-scarred vintage Boba Fett figure was an especially great find. The beach was the perfect place for a Sarlacc pit.
22
July
2014

Two year olds explore water in its different forms!

Young children learn through their senses and it was a sensory bonanza at KinderCare preschool in Reynoldsburg on June 18 as the COSI team presented its Science at your Fingertips workshop to two groups of toddlers.
Photo from toddler workshop.
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