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Homeschool Workshops for High School Grades

COSI’s new homeschool workshops for high school students offer a new depth of hands-on science experiences for students preparing for college. Scroll down for upcoming topics, and call 614.228.2674 to register. The Manager of Education Services can be reached at 614.228.2674 X. 2357.

Please note that selected COSI program reservations are subject to a nominal processing fee. Proceeds from this fee help to support COSI, a not-for-profit organization. For selected programs, transaction fees may be waived for COSI Members as a benefit of membership.

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Genetics

Explore the basic principals of genetics and what makes you YOU. Create models of DNA and RNA . Decode DNA and investigate how it works as a blueprint to design all parts of your body. Reveal just how parents traits influence their offspring’s traits.
  • Program Date(s): October 14, 2015 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

3D Printing 101

Participants will utilize Teen Tech Studio and learn Autodesk’s Tinkercad platform for 3D modeling. Through assistance from mentors, participants will design a house and 3D-print their design on one of COSI’s three 3D printers. Additionally, via an X-Box Kinect camera, each participant will be 3D scanned and saved as a printable file! Want to 3D print your scan? Check out part 2 of this workshop!
  • Program Date(s): November 4, 2015 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student + $10 lab fee
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration) + $10 lab fee
  • COSI Admission: Included

3D Printing 201

In this workshop, participants will use Blender software to colorize and edit their 3D scans (created in Part 1) and print them on one of COSI’s 3D printers. Autodesk’s Inventor will also be introduced and used to design printable objects.
  • Program Date(s): November 11, 2015 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student + $10 lab fee
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration) + $10 lab fee
  • COSI Admission: Included

Kitchen Science

Use elements of chemistry, biology, and inquiry in the kitchen. Explore some of the chemical reactions which occur each time we create a meal. Compete as a team with others to create your ultimate recipe to share with your family. *Please specify any student food allergies when registering.
  • Program Date(s): December 9, 2015 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

Audio Production 101

Using Apple’s Logic Pro X software, participants will learn to create music with virtual instruments (midi controllers), drum machines, and microphones. Additionally, participants will use Logic to produce custom sheet music.

  • Program Date(s): January 6, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

Audio Production 201

Participants will learn how to take their music through the processes of tracking, mixing, and mastering. Using listening examples, various techniques will be explored, including mono vs. stereo recording and audio file formats (mp3, wav, etc.). Participants are encouraged to bring instruments to learn proper recording techniques.

  • Program Date(s): January 13, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)

Pathology

what is Pathology? What does a Pathologist do? Explore the complex puzzles of diseases that pathologists solve make us healthier. View an autopsy; narrated live by a Forensic Pathologist and discover more about this intriguing career. Use the information gained in the autopsy to solve the cause of patient’s death
  • Program Date(s): February 10, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

Video Production 101

Participants will work with DSLR cameras and learn basic camera functions: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, frame rates. Using these functions, they will learn to light, frame, and shoot a documentary-style interview. Additionally, participants will use Adobe’s Premiere software to explore green screen production.

  • Program Date(s): March 2, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

Video Production 201

Using footage captured during Part 1, participants will work in teams to produce a finished video project. Teams will edit (using Adobe Premiere), gather b-roll, mix audio, and add accompanying music. The session will conclude with a viewing of video projects.

  • Program Date(s): March 9, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

Microscopy

What wonders exist that are too small for our human vision to perceive? Learn basic microscope techniques, prepare a wet and dry mount, and begin to explore the world around us that is waiting to be discovered.
  • Program Date(s): April 13, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

Graphic Design 101

Participants will use a variety of vector-based software (including Adobe Illustrator) to create an imagine of their choosing. Once created, participants will use a vinyl cutter to create both a sticker and an iron-on t-shirt decal.

  • Program Date(s): May 4, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student + $5 lab fee
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration) + $5 lab fee
  • COSI Admission: Included

Graphic Design 201

Participants will learn to build a frame and screen for screen printing. Using pre-cut wood, a drill, a staple gun, and screen mesh, participants will leave with an assembled frame that is ready to be covered with photo emulsion and exposed to light. The final steps will be demonstrated and instructions for home exploration will be supplied.

  • Program Date(s): May 11, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student + $5 lab fee
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration) + $5 lab fee
  • COSI Admission: Included