COSI’s Interactive Videoconference programs connect your students with scientists, doctors, and COSI educators for a LIVE interactive two-way experience. Bring a Wireless Workshop into your classroom digitally to have your students experience the fun and excitement of hands-on learning. Or join a STEMM Connection to get an up close look inside a career in STEMM.

COSI is proud to be a recipient of the 2017-2018 CILC Pinnacle Award. “The Pinnacle Award is given annually, by the CILC, to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators and Activity Directors. Receiving the award indicates remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.”

COSI uses Zoom, an online videoconferencing service, for all Interactive Videoconference programs. Sites have the option to connect with a compatible videoconferencing codec or PC, Mac tablet or even smartphone. See our Options for Connecting page for more information.

Wireless Workshops

A single point connection between COSI and your site, available On-Demand

Explore engineering by disassembling a windup toy to reveal its inner workings.

Grade Levels: Grades 2-5

Use MIT’s Scratch platform to explore the fields of computer programming and video game design in a creative and artistic challenge based experience.

Grade Levels: Grades 5-8

Bring the science fiction of comic books to life through the eye of a scientist as you explore levitation, flight and more.

Grade Levels: Grades 5-8

STEMM Connections

(science, technology, engineering, math and medicine)
A multi-point connection between COSI, your site and several other sites, available at pre-scheduled dates and times.
* Select programs are also available as a field trip add-on for groups visiting COSI.

Follow a step-by-step forensic analysis of a complex forensic case involving claimed insanity.

Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

Join Matt Pastore, pediatric genetic counselor at The Regional Genetics Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, for a discussion on how genetics impacts our lives.

Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

Follow along with a recorded human autopsy narrated by a pathologist from The Ohio State University.

Grade Levels: Grades 10-12

Get an inside look at organ donation as you view the surgeon's perspective in both the donor and recipient surgeries, and then speak live with organ donor about their experience.

Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

Delve into the world of plant sciences to see how cutting edge research is impacting our world.

Grade Levels: Grades 6-12

Get a close up view of an arthroscopic surgical procedure performed LIVE while the operating room staff answers your questions!

Grade Levels: Grades 6-12

Get a surgeon’s-eye view of a LIVE total knee replacement surgery and interact with the operating room team in real time.

Grade Levels: Grades 6-12

Take on the role of pharmacist as you counsel the patient with the advice of an Ohio State University College of Pharmacy student.

Grade Levels: Grades 7-12

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