Science is something that most of us don’t dare to try to understand. With almost everything there is a counter balance which can upset our understanding of everyday science. But, science is also fascinating and kids love it, especially the visual aspect of science. COSI, Center of Science and Industry, is the best place for kids to experiment and watch science in action.
COSI holds live shows for kids to see science demonstrations. They also have travelling exhibits that you can see, currently they are having the WATER exhibit. Water is fascinating in so many ways, and kids love water. Who doesn’t? WATER explores where water occurs on Earth, how it’s used, and how we can become better stewards of our water planet. WATER is designed to engage all learning styles through hands-on and digital interactive elements, videos, wall panels, models, specimens, and live animals. You can catch this exhibit until September 3rd, 2012.
Rat Basketball – Cheer your favorite rat on to victory! COSI’s two resident superstars, a pair of Japanese Black Hooded rats, play a thrilling game of one-on-one in this live demonstration of operant conditioning.
Chemistry LIVE! July 9 – September 3, 2012: Dive into the spectacular side of science with the most breathtaking chemical and physical changes out there in COSI’s most explosive show. Will it be loud? Oh, yes!
The Electrostatic Generator Show - In this age-old COSI classic, you’ll learn how mutual attraction and electrostatic charge can produce a truly hair-raising experience.
For Your Eyes Only – Explosions, fire, and flying objects help explain why our eyes are so amazing and why we should take care of them.
Weather LIVE! – Meet the stars of our show, water and air, and see how they work together to unlock the magic and mystery of the world’s weather. Feel the power of a vacuum, see the destructive force of a hurricane, and take a bath in a real cloud.
Science of Fireworks – May 23 – July 8, 2012: Explore the science behind the oohs, aahs, and wows of fireworks, with lots of explosions along the way. How do fireworks get in the air? Why do they blow up? And what’s with all those colors? Don’t miss the grand finale, with a roomful of colorful explosions that bring it all together.
Make sure to come down to COSI and put your scientific curiosity to the test. Summer brings on a lot of free time for kids to continue their educational excitement. Don’t let them run the streets, let them run on air!