The Generation Rx Lab is a drug education research lab within the Labs in Life exhibit at COSI and run by scientists from the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State. In this lab, COSI guests conduct hands-on experiments related to the science of drug action. Because drug topics spark young learners’ interests, the lab is currently researching if teaching science through a pharmacology context provides students with an effective platform to engage in the scientific process and learn basic biology and chemistry concepts. Our research studies aim to:
- Assess the educational and experiential impact of hands-on pharmacology experiments in a museum setting
- Improve science learning in grades K-12
- Educate the public about medication safety
- Measure the impact of the experience on college student volunteers' science communication and teaching skills
Download our recent scientific poster to review our current students and preliminary results.