Energy! investigates the various forces and energies that are acting around us at all times! Learn all about potential and kinetic energy, contact and non-contact force, circuits, and magnets as you become an honorary COSI Energy Explorer, all while fixing the Super Awesome Machine – S.A.M – along the way.
U-Shaped Ramps: Students will observe and experience energy transfer, conservation of energy, and momentum.
Boom Goes the Domino: Students will explore potential and kinetic energy as well as contact force by making massive domino chains and knocking them down.
Bright Ideas: Students will explore how moving magnets can create electricity and discuss real-world applications for generators.
It’s A-maze-ing: Students will investigate properties of light such as reflection, absorption, and travelling in a straight line. Students will leave the station understanding that light is a form of energy.
Science Friction Double Feature: Students will explore how friction changes the motion of an object.
Electric Avenue: Students will better understand electrical circuits and the components needed to use various types of circuits by building their own!
I’ve Got the Power!: Students will investigate conductors and insulators of electricity by testing materials themselves.
Super Awesome Mini-Machine (S.A.M.M.): While engineering their own chain reaction machine, students will explore the physics of force and motion, and examples of simple machines. Students will also creatively problem solve in a collaborative environment.
K-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
1-PS4-1 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
1-PS4-3 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
2-PS1-2 Matter and Its Interactions
3-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Full-day experience: $1090
Includes whole-school assembly and smaller hands-on sessions throughout the program day.
Assembly-only option: $490
Includes whole-school assembly without the hands-on sessions afterwards.
Additional assemblies available for $175.