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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 available workshops, and click the “Purchase Tickets” button 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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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 the 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® 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 the 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.p>

  • 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 image 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