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COSI is now closed

21st Century Learning Lab

Invest your school’s 21st Century dollars in these new highly-structured programs from COSI that provide hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences on selected dates.

Health-Related Programming Presented by: Cardinal Health

Brain Chatter

Explore the interactions of the brain with the bodily functions it controls in this highly-structured 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:

  • COSI general admission
  • Brain Chatter, a 45-minute workshop led by scientists from Ohio State's College of Pharmacy. Students explore how drugs modify neuronal communication using crickets and real electrophysiology equipment
  • Sheep Brain Dissection - Explore animal anatomy and discover the body functions that our brains control in this 45-minute sheep brain dissection
  • In Depth: Autopsy Live - An Ohio State University pathology resident will join your students live as they observe a 90-minute recorded human autopsy from beginning to end. Your students must use information gathered during the program and post-visit activities to determine the cause of death.

Available On:
2016: November 10, 30

2017: January 11, 26, February 8, 15, March 8, 16, 20, April 3, 11, 27, May 9, 18

Grades 9-12

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

DNA

Explore the individuality and complex body design of living things in this highly-structured 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:

  • COSI general admission
  • Heart Attack!, a 45-minute workshop led by scientists from Ohio State's College of Pharmacy. Students become a part of the medical team as they interact with a human patient simulator experiencing a heart attack. Students will apply their understanding of genetics to identify the best treatment options.
  • 45-minute DNA: The Foundation for YOU workshop, where your students will learn about DNA and how it relates to cellular structure and expression of characteristics
  • "Surgical Suite: Total Knee replacement," a powerful learning experience for students and adults that lets you ask questions and interact via videoconference with surgeons and medical personnel in a real hospital operating room.

Available On:
2016: October 14, December 16

2017: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 21, 26, May 19, 24

Grades 7-12

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

Engineering

Engineering is a very broad and exciting field that impacts our lives everywhere. Explore some of the magnificent creations designed by Engineers through the movie Dream Big, in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Engage in engineering challenges which enhance 21st Century Skills, and spend some quality time with an engineer in the field, discovering what is so amazing about the work that engineers do to make our lives better.

Available On:
2017: February 22, March 15, 22, 23, 28, April 4, 17, 19, 28, May 8

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

From Plants to Pharmacy-Exploring Pharmacology

Explore pharmacology and the plants that play an important role in development of medicines. This 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion includes two 45-minute workshops and a documentary film on Ohio’s largest digital movie screen:

  • COSI general admission
  • Antibiotic Discovery, a 45-minute workshop led by scientists from Ohio State's College of Pharmacy. Students try to discover a novel antibiotic from a plant.
  • From Plants to Pharmacy: The history of pharmaceuticals starts with plants. By better understanding plant structure and function we can better understand pharmaceuticals. Through this 45-minute workshop, students will be able to better link plants to the medicines we use today.
  • National Geographic Giant Screen Movie - "Kingdom of Plants." 3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. Shot over the course of a year, David Attenborough explores their fascinating world.

Available On:
2016: October 7, November 4, December 15, December 21

2017: January 25, February 24, March 21, 30, May 2, 5

Grades 3-8

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

Germs

Unpack a box of 21st century skills in this structured 3.5-hour COSI program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:

  • COSI general admission
  • Germinator!, a 45-minute workshop led by scientists from Ohio State's College of Pharmacy. Students will develop a hand sanitizer and test its effectiveness using germs collected from their own hands.
  • Fight Germs, Stay Healthy, a 45-minute workshop conducted by the COSI Team, where we’ll discover how our bodies protect us from germs
  • Influenza! In the Columbus Historical Society gallery at COSI, learn about the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and see how Columbus’ approach saved thousands of lives

Available On:
2016: October 28, November 18, December 9, 20

Grades 3-8

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

Stellar Studies

Explore the stars and beyond in this new program. This 3.5-hour program focuses on cross-curricular learning immersion and includes two 45-minute workshops presentation in COSI’s new Planetarium.

  • COSI general admission
  • COSI Planetarium Show: Our Solar System – explore our solar system as discover the size of our sun compared to other stars. Glide through the rings of Saturn and discover the unique properties of the other 7 planets. Discover how the earth’s tilt affects our seasons each year, and more
  • COSI Astronomy Bootcamp: Do you have what it takes to be a NASA astronaut in the 21st Century? Hone your 21st Century skills as you solve challenges of how to prepare for your time in space, work together with your team to create shelter, and experience the challenges that can occur when you are so far from home.
  • COSI Paper Rocket Challenge: Challenge your creativity and critical thinking skills as you experience all phases of the design cycle while you design and launch a paper rocket.

Available On:
2016: October 19, 21, November 9, 17, 30, December 2, 8, December 14

2017: January 6, 12, 18, February 9, 17, March 9, 15, 17, April 7, 12, 13, 20, May 1, 10, 16, May 23

Grades 4-8

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

Weather

Weather is all around us and does some amazing things. Learn about the components of our weather; air and water in the COSI Planetarium. Watch cloud formations and identify them and what they mean, discover how severe weather forms. Experience adventure with storm chasers in a special showing of the Tornado Alley in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

Available On:
2017: January 19, February 23, March 3, 24, 31, April 14, 25, May 11, 12, 17

Program cost is: $20 per student/teacher/chaperone.

Additional lab experiences are featured as one experience in COSI’s Generation Rx Lab.

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due one month prior to your program date unless a previously agreed upon payment time line has been established. Cancellations made less than one month prior to your program date are non-refundable.

Up to two weeks prior to your program date, programs may be rescheduled to a new date within the same school year one time at no penalty. You must contact COSI at least two weeks prior to your program date to be eligible to reschedule or the ability to transfer the credit to another session will be forfeited. Changes made less than two weeks prior to your date will not be refunded.

Weather-related cancellations can be rescheduled to a new date within the same school year at no penalty as long as COSI is notified within two hours of the program start time. Weather-related cancellations that aren't rescheduled into a new date within the same school year will not be refunded.

Overpayments will be refunded in the manner in which they were received.








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