Online Activities

Online Activities for Families & Educators

COSI’s Online Activities are an extension of the great fun and educational experiences you can find in our building and with our educational outreach programs.

If you need help integrating COSI's activities within your lesson plans or would like additional COSI classroom activities, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plan It Green logo

Plan It Green: The Big Switch!

Plan It Green: The Big Switch!” is a web-based, light-hearted city simulator that is easy and fun to play! Gameplay consists of city-building and management in accordance with energy-saving sources of power.

Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Learn about simple machines and the forces that make them work.
Bet the Farm

Bet the Farm

Make all the key decisions as you run a farm for a year.
Virtual Knee Surgery

Virtual Knee Surgery

Perform total knee replacement surgery yourself! This is a pre-visit activity for COSI’s videoconference program, Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement.
Zoom: Travel to a Star and Back to Earth

Zoom: Travel to a Star and Back to Earth

When you travel near the speed of light to other areas of the galaxy and come back to Earth, be prepared. Strange things happen to the passage of time!
Drag: Parachute from the Stratosphere

Drag: Parachute from the Stratosphere

Determine whether the skydiver successfully lands jumping from 100,000 feet in the air. Be sure to deploy the parachutes at the right time!
Push:  Water Ski Over the Sharks

Push: Water Ski Over the Sharks

Choose the best acceleration and ramp angle to safely land the water skier over the sharks and on the other side or else the sharks are happy.
Stop: Practice Stopping at Vehicle Intersections

Stop: Practice Stopping at Vehicle Intersections

Safely stop or cross the busy intersection of your choice while choosing a vehicle to drive. Beware of a messy accident or the police!
Go: Motion Madness

Go: Motion Madness

Pick the winner of 16-team tournaments in 3 events: Tug-o-war, sprint, or a marathon. Read about each participant to make an educated choice.
Members Save