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15
September
2014

Introducing: COSI’s Wild Experience!

Studying different species is the link between microbiology and our ecosystem. We have been studying animals from the beginning of the human experience and have not only learned a lot about how animals interact with the ecosystem around them, but also a lot about ourselves. Throughout history, we have had a fascination with animals and have benefited, be it through agricultural practices or to enrich our lives through companionship. Simply being in the presence of animals is enough to peak our curiosity and desire to know more.

Introducing: COSI’s Wild Experience!
02
September
2014

Paper Rockets

Did you attend COSI's Camp-In over the winter and get to try our paper rocket launchers? Or maybe you're just curious about what a paper rocket launcher is? Check out this video that shows how the launchers are built and used for COSI activities. And look out, you never know when our team will have these available for you to try!
14
August
2014

Celebrating the Cosmic Web

 

Next Tuesday, August 19 from 3-5 p.m., COSI and OSU's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics will host scientists talking about the biggest thing in the universe - the cosmic web. Scientists from the US, UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, South Korea, Ecuador, and Argentina will share this big picture view of our universe. Hands-on activities include making "the universe in a coffee cup," creating a cosmic web with origami, and a make-your-own universe with clay. 
 

 

Celebrating the Cosmic Web
12
August
2014

Exploring the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Food

For my last post, I sat down with Dr. Jed Johnson from Nanofiber Solutions to talk about how nanotechnology is advancing medicine. You can see the video here.  Today we will be talking with Dr. Farnaz Maleky from The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center about how nanotechnology is advancing the food supply. Nanotechnology is simply the science of the very small. 

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.
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