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NEW! Superhero Science

Superhero Science (Available June 2015)

Train to become a superhero with COSI. We will use the powers of electricity, magnetism, light, heat and speed to combat one sneaky scoundrel. No need to be a mutant, alien, or billionaire - we have science on our side!

Each participant will be given "powers" and will complete activities that represent those powers including:

Electricity AND Magnetism - electromagnet
Light - laser activity
Heat - melting ice activity
Speed - thaumatrope

The program lasts for 1 hour and can hold up to 30 students. The age range for this program is grades K-8. It is available for Franklin county and the contiguous counties. Outside counties can make arrangements for this program (additional travel fee applied).

  • Grade Level: K-8
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.

Program Partner: Ohio Envornmental Education Fund

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

New! In Depth: Kidney Transplant

Follow the story of Tyler's kidney transplant while viewing a taped kidney transplant surgery narrated live by a member of the Ohio State University's Comprehensive Transplant Team. Sponsored by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 9-Adult

Nikola Tesla App and Interactive Posters

Nikola Tesla developed alternating current, the “Tesla coil” and other modern marvels. Learn more about the work Nikola Tesla did by using your mobile technology with interactive posters to bring his work to life. Download the app and scan the interactive images to experience Nikola Tesla’s work through augmented reality.