Interactive Videoconferencing @Home

Interactive Videoconferencing @Home

Connect with the COSI Team through virtual programming right in your home! These live, interactive learning experiences are offered weekly for individual connections, and on-demand for larger groups. Participate with materials you can find around the house or order the materials from us.

COSI uses Zoom, an online videoconferencing service, for all programs. You have the option to connect from a PC, Mac, tablet, or even smartphone.

Programs Offered:

Gadget Works
Forensic Psychology
Genetic Counseling



Gadget Works

Have you ever wondered what makes a wind-up toy move? Join a COSI Educator to learn about forces and motion by taking apart wind-up toys. Trace the energy flow through the toys and identify simple machines by reverse engineering them. Hypothesize what’s inside the toys, then follow along as the educator takes them apart!

Register

Dates: Thursday, July 30 at 12:00pm EST
Grades: 2-5
Run-time: 40 minutes
Individual Connection (w/o supplies): $5
Individual Connection (w/ supplies*): $30
Group Connection : $99
Group registration includes 5 kits of supplies* shipped to 5 addresses and a program with just your group and COSI at a date and time of your choosing. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of details on group connections.

*Kit of supplies is optional and includes:
1 COSI screwdriver
1 Happy Crab wind-up toy
1 Chattering Teeth wind-up toy
2 small magnets
1 plastic straw
Please register a minimum 5 business days before your desired date to allow for shipping of materials.



Forensic Psychology

Interested in learning more about the complex interface between mental illness and the criminal mind? Join forensic psychologist Dr. Meredith Veltri to learn how individuals charged with crimes are psychologically evaluated to determine if they are mentally fit to stand trial and criminally responsible. In this interactive session, Dr. Veltri will guide you through a step-by-step forensic analysis of a (fictional) complex forensic case involving claimed insanity. Discuss the legal definitions of criminal insanity, review the facts of the case, and ultimately, give your option: sane or insane.
Date: Coming soon
Grades: 9-12 (adults)*
Run-time: 60 minutes
Individual Connection (w/o supplies): $5
Group Connection : Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of details on group connections.

*This program will discuss a fictional murder case. There are no graphic images.




Genetic Counseling

Join Matt Pastore, pediatric genetic counselor at The Regional Genetics Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, for a discussion on how genetics affects all of our lives. In pediatric genetics, children with various birth defects, delays, and/or significant family history are evaluated to determine if they have an underlying genetic cause. Genetic counseling for several common conditions will be presented, including risk assessment, genetic testing, and psychosocial counseling.

Date: Coming soon
Grades: 9-12 (adults)*
Run-time: 60 minutes
Individual Connection (w/o supplies): $5
Group Connection : Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of details on group connections.

*This program will discuss and display images of genetic disorders.