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Energy is all around us. With the COSI Connects Energy Kit, explore how energy is transformed from one form to another as you experiment, build, and create! This kit is appropriate for kids in grades K-8 and especially recommended for grades 4-8.

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Each Kit comes with a collectible pin, colorful and engaging activity book for the learner complete with activity instructions, career connections, space to record their findings, activity pages, and more.
Below are additional materials that can be found in the Kit to accompany each activity. Some supplies may be used for multiple activities.

Elastic Potential Energy
 Helicopter Propeller
 Craft Stick
 Rubber bands
 Helicopter Cutout

Chemical Energy
 Bottle of Oil
 Seltzer Tablets

Wind Energy
 Wooden Skewers
 Cardboard Piece
 Construction Paper
 Styrofoam Balls

Dark Energy
 Observation Bottle 1
 Observation Bottle 2
 Mystery Container

Solar Energy
 Black Construction Paper
 Aluminum Foil
 Transparency Paper

Each COSI Connects Energy Kit is filled with engaging, hands-on STEAM activities. COSI’s education experts have created these activities to encourage inquiry-driven learning and reinforce Learning Standards.

Elastic Potential Energy - Learn all about potential and kinetic energy by making your very own rubber-band helicopter.

Chemical Energy - Have you ever seen a lava lamp? In this activity, learn about chemical energy while making a DIY lava lamp!

Wind Energy - In this activity, you’ll learn about and demonstrate wind energy by building and sailing a wind-powered vehicle.

Dark Energy - Scientists are still using the scientific method to learn about Dark Energy! You will be challenged to make observations and use the scientific method to determine what is inside your mystery container.

Solar Energy - Harness the sun's energy to melt a piece of chocolate! Everything you need to make a solar oven is included in your kit.

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