Interactive Videoconferencing

COSI’s Interactive Videoconference programs connect your students with scientists, doctors, and COSI educators for a LIVE interactive two-way experience. All videoconference programs fulfill the Scientific Inquiry and Application Components of the Ohio College and Career Ready Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

COSI uses Zoom, an online videoconferencing service, for all Interactive Videoconference programs. Sites have the option to connect with a videoconferencing codec or any internet enabled device (ex: computer with webcam and microphone).

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.”

Ask the Chief Scientist: All About Space

Astrophysicist and COSI's Chief Scientist Paul Sutter takes you on an interactive tour of the universe, answering all your questions from black holes to alien worlds.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 5-12

Engineering Challenge

Explore the challenges of life on Mars and design the best possible wheels for a remotely operated vehicle.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 5-8

Forensic Psychology

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

  • Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

Gadget Works

Explore Simple Machines or Forces and Motion while reverse engineering wind-up toys with COSI’s Professor Gadgeteer.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 2-6

Genetic Counseling: The Faces of Genetic Disease

Matt Pastore, pediatric genetic counselor at The Regional Genetics Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, will be discussing how genetics affects all of our lives.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

In Depth: Autopsy

Compare normal and abnormal anatomy in this BRAND NEW autopsy case narrated by pathology residents from The Ohio State University.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 10-12

In Depth: Kidney Transplant UPDATED for 2018!

Get an inside look at organ donation! View the surgeon’s perspective in both the donor and recipient surgeries, then speak live with an organ donor about their experience.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 9-12

New! Introduction to Coding

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

New! Plant Solutions for Global Problems

This program connects learners for a live two-way interaction to explore careers in plant sciences, the role of plants in the food system, plants as bioproducts, and plant/microbe interactions

  • Grade Levels: Grade 6-12

Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement

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: Grade 6-12

You Become the Pharmacist

Students explore pharmacy career opportunities in hospital and community settings in this 60 minute, interactive program hosted in conjunction with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 7-12

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