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COSI Resources Grouped by College and Career Ready

(Ohio Revised) Standard in Science

COSI offers science education resources that strongly support College and Career Ready (Ohio Revised) Standards in Science. Please ask a COSI Faculty Member or email COSI for the best COSI resources to support your specific curriculum.

COSI Resources That Support the Teaching of Life Science

Brain Chatter 21st Century Learning Lab for Grades 3-6
Cow Eye Dissection Afterschool Workshop
Cow Eye Dissection COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 6-12
Cow Eye Dissection Homeschool Workshop for Ages 12 & Up
Crime Scene Investigation COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 4-8
DNA 21st Century Learning Lab for Grades 7-12
DNA Afterschool Workshop
DNA: The Foundation for You COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 7-12
Exploring Ecology COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Faces of Genetic Disease Interactive Videoconference for Grades 9-12
Forensic Psychology Interactive Videoconference for Grades 9-12
From Plants to Pharmacy 21st Century Learning Lab for Grades 3-6
Genetic Counseling: The Faces of Genetic Disease Interactive Videoconference for Grades 9-12
Germs 21st Century Learning Lab for Grades 3-6
Germs Afterschool Workshop
Gross Science Afterschool Workshop
Gross Science COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 1-6
Health & Medicine 21st Century Learning Lab for Grades 9-12
In Depth: Autopsy Interactive Videoconference Program for Grades 10 - Adult
In-Depth: Kidney Transplant Surgery Interactive Videoconference for Grades 9-12
Incredible Human Machine COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Life and Labs in Life Permanent Exhibition for All Grades
Lifecycles Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Lily Pad Permanent Laboratory Space for Grades K-8
Overnight Camp-In Field Trips for Grades 3-6
Penguins 3D Limited Engagement Extreme Screen Film for All Grades
Rat Basketball Daily Live Stage Show for All Grades
Sheep Brain Dissection Afterschool Workshop
Sheep Brain Dissection COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 6-12
Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement Interactive Videoconference Program for Grades 6-12
Trashformations Permanent Hallway Exhibition for All Grades
YOU Become the Pharmacist Interactive Videoconference for Grades 9-12

COSI Resources That Support the Teaching of Physical Science

Advanced LEGO® Robotics Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Astounding Astronomy COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Beginner LEGO® WeDo Robotics COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 1-5
Beginning LEGO® WeDo Robotics Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Big Science Park Permanent Outdoor Exhibition for All Grades (seasonal)
Catapults & Trebuchets Afterschool Program
Catapults, Trebuchets, & Physics: Oh My! COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 7-12
Chemical & Physical Change Afterschool Workshop
Chemical & Physical Change COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 4-8
Crazy Coasters COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 6-8
Crime Scene Investigation Afterschool Workshop
Current Conditions COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Electricity Afterschool Workshop
Electricity: Beyond Batteries & Bulbs COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 4-8
Electricity: Snap Circuits™ Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Energy Investigators Interactive Videoconference for Grades K-2
Forensic Science 21st Century Learning Lab for Grades 3-12 (available Spring 2014)
Gadget Works Interactive Videoconference Program for Grades 2-6
Gadgets & Gadgets Café Permanent Gallery Exhibition for Grades 2-12
High-Wire Unicycle Permanent Gallery Experience for Grades 2-12 (restrictions apply)
Intermediate LEGO® MINDSTORMS Robotics COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 6 through Adult
Intermediate LEGO® Robotics Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Investigating Energy COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
It’s Simply Chemistry COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Knowing Your Nanotech COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 6-10
LEGO® MINDSTORMS Intermediate Robotics Afterschool Workshop
LEGO® WeDo Beginner Robotics Afterschool Workshop
Magnets Afterschool Program
Magnets COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 1-2
Nanotechnology Afterschool Workshop
Nanotechnology Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Roller Coasters Afterschool Workshop
Salsa Inquiry Afterschool Workshop
Science of Sound Afterschool Workshop
Science of Sounds COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 1-5
Science of Sports Afterschool Workshop
Science of Sports COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 1-6
Snap Circuits Afterschool Workshop
Space Permanent Gallery Exhibition for All Grades
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes Limited-Engagement Exhibition (February 8, 2014 – September 1, 2014)

COSI Resources That Support the Teaching of Earth and Space Science

Astounding Astronomy COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Current Conditions COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Energy Explorers Permanent Gallery Exhibition for All Grades
Energy Investigators Interactive Videoconference for Grades K-2
Erosion Afterschool Workshop
Erosion COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 3-8
Exploring Ecology COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Investigating Energy COSI On Wheels Outreach Program for Grades K-6
Mindbenders & Brainstorm Challenges COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program
Mindbenders Discovering Puzzles Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Ocean Permanent Gallery Exhibition for All Grades
Solving Mysteries in Adventure Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Space Permanent Gallery Exhibition for All Grades
Watersheds Afterschool Workshop
Weather Afterschool Workshop
Weather COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 1-8

COSI Resources That Support the Teaching of Science Inquiry and Application

Adventure Permanent Gallery Exhibition for Grades 2-12
Mindbenders & Brainstorm Challenges COSI In The Classroom Outreach Program for Grades 3-8
Mindbenders Discovering Puzzles Homeschool Workshop for Ages 6-12
Mindbenders Afterschool Workshop

COSI Resources That Support Early Childhood Education

3, 2, 1…Build It! Preschool Outreach Program for Ages 3-5
Animal Tales Preschool Outreach Program for Ages 3-5
Curious George: Let's Get Curious Limited-Engagement Exhibition (through January 5, 2014)
Cycle of Seasons Preschool Outreach Program for Ages 3-5
Frogs Toddler Outreach Program for Ages 18-36 Months
Let’s Get Movin’ Preschool Outreach Program for ages 3-5
little kidspace Permanent Gallery Exhibition
My Hands Toddler Outreach Program for Ages 18-36 Months
Science at Your Fingertips Toddler Outreach Program for Ages 18-36 Months
Space Toddler Outreach Program

Top Classroom Activities

  • Buoyant Bubble

    A sphere is a very special shape in nature. Liquids form into spheres due to internal forces. Investigate density and shape.
    Buoyant Bubble
  • Cabbage Patch Chemistry

    An indicator is a substance that can be used to determine pH of a substance. Make your own indicator using red cabbage leaves and test household items.
    Cabbage Patch Chemistry
  • What's the Buzz?

    Can a rubber band sound like a bee? How does changing the speed of a vibrating object affect the sound of the vibration?
    What's the Buzz?
  • Hover Cup

    Can you make a hovercraft from a paper cup? Explore how air flow can minimize friction and cause an object to move.
    Hover Cup
  • Catapult

    Catapults are great for demonstrating transfer of energy. Tension in the catapult will cause an object to travel very far.
    Catapult
  • Sidewalk Chalk

    Chalk is used in many applications and industries... more familiarly in the classroom. Make your own chalk and learn the science behind this incredible product.
    Sidewalk Chalk
  • Rock Candy

    Create a crystal pattern around a string that is also a tasty treat!

    Rock Candy