For Educators

Elementary, COSI On Wheels

For all students grades K-6

A Midwest school tradition since 1982, COSI On Wheels introduces dynamic science topics to your entire school with a high-energy, 45-minute assembly followed by a day of hands-on activities that enhance science inquiry skills and encourage continued learning. All COSI On Wheels programs fulfill Scientific Inquiry and Application Components of the Ohio College and Career Ready Standards.

Pricing:

$990 per day of programming, plus mileage fee of $35 per every 50 miles, or part thereof, beyond Ohio's borders. There is no mileage fee for Ohio schools.

Available Programs

Astounding Astronomy

Astounding Astronomy

We'll leave our home planet on a journey to the Sun and the other planets of our amazing Solar System. We'll explore the incredible variety of planetary environments and discover Earth is the only planet that can support life – or is it?

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Earth & Space Science | Physical Science
Current Conditions

Current Conditions

Bring the amazing world of weather into your school with COSI's Current Conditions program. With the help of COSI's "meteorologist-in-training," you'll explore how weather affects life on Earth everyday and learn about technology used by today's top forecasters. Students will test their forecasting skills, explore meteorological instruments, and discover why it's important to monitor extreme weather events.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

It's Simply Chemistry

Join our COSI Detective and use chemistry to help solve a mystery. Create endothermic and exothermic reactions, make super slime to take home, experience a chemical reaction that produces light without heat, and more.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Physical Science

Investigating Energy

With the help of Dr. Kilowatt, learn about creating energy with both renewable and non-renewable resources. Plus test the power of wind, learn about energy conservation, and explore how sound waves can locate underground energy sources.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Physical Science
New! Exploring Ecology

New! Exploring Ecology

Explore the outdoors as our Outreach Educator brings the science of prairies, forests, rivers, and wetlands to your school. Investigate animal adaptations, life cycles, and learn how parts of an ecosystem are connected.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Life Science
The Incredible Human Machine

The Incredible Human Machine

COSI’s Body Mechanic helps students learn what it takes to keep their body engines in tip-top shape. Explore the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, plus learn about nutrients and how exercise keeps a body healthy.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6