Learn about simple machines and the forces that make them work. Visit COSI’s Gadgets Exhibit to learn more.
When you travel near the speed of light to other areas of the galaxy and come back to Earth, be prepared. Strange things happen to the passage of time!
Determine whether the skydiver successfully lands jumping from 100,000 feet in the air. Be sure to deploy the parachutes at the right time!
Ion Engines are the most exciting new rocket propulsion system since the Chinese invented the rocket about a thousand years ago.
These activities should help you understand how Ion Engines work. Before you can understand the entire Ion Engine, you need to understand some basics about electric charges.
Word puzzles, scrambled pictures, crazy quizzes, and even a board game. But you’ll never be bored on this page!
See how the world works and what we are doing about it!
The Plane Game – (Designed with Macromedia Flash 5 or HTML)
A quiz game which tests your knowledge of aeronautics as you “fly” around the world.
Alien Invaders Game
Shoot the alien spacecraft in this classic space game.
Difficulty = Medium
Type = Skill
Fantastic Voyages Quiz
Which famous stories about journeys to our Moon were really possible? Learn more in our quiz.
Difficulty = Medium
Type = Learning
INTERACTIVE SPACE MAP
What’s in the Solar System?
How far away is our nearest star?
Zoom in, out and around this map to explore your place in the Universe.
In this program, you will become a NASA researcher and design the air transportation system of the future! When cars were invented, scientists and engineers had to design a ground transportation system with roads and traffic rules. A similar system was designed for air transportation. With more people traveling by air than ever before, your challenge is to find ways to improve this air transportation system.
Like the Earth’s environment, the space environment is getting more and more cluttered. There are currently MILLIONS of man-made orbital ruins that make up “space junk”. Unfortunately, the past 45 years of space exploration have generated a lot of junk!
Space junk can be anything from hatches blown off space modules, paint fragments from the space shuttle, or satellites that no longer work. Man-made debris orbits at a speed of roughly 17,500 miles/hour (28,000 km/h)! Think of the damage even a small speck of paint could do if it hit a spacecraft at such a high speed!
We need your help to capture junk that’s floating out there in space. But be careful not to capture working satellites, spacecraft, or astronauts–three strikes and you’re out!
Interactive science and engineering for 9-11 year olds.
Nobel Prize Games
Take to the skies with this great Airship game from National Museums Scotland.
8 fab games from The Science Museum. (Don’t miss Energy Ninjas and Hungry Mice!)