The Little Shop of Physics is a travelling hands-on science program. Central to our mission is our school visits. Every year, we take over 100 experiments on the road and visit schools throughout Colorado and the rest of the US. Last year we traveled to over 25 schools saw over 25,000 students of all ages!
Several time a year, Little Shop of Physics partners with the Native American Cultural Center and takes the show on the road to Native American Reservations and other underserved areas. In addition to our hands-on science experiments, we conduct workshops for teachers and give science presents to every student we see. Recently, we have visited the Pine Ridge, Wind River, Navajo and Southern Ute, Zuni and Fort Berthold Reservations.
On the last Saturday in February, the Little Shop of Physics pulls out all of our 350+ experiments for a fun filled day of hands-on science and exciting presentations for kids of all ages from pre-K to grey! This event is free and open to the public, and is hosted at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center. In fact, it’s the largest event on CSU Campus! The next open house is Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Colorado State University’s Brian Jones teams up with Poudre School District kids for fun-filled shows of zany EveryDay Science. Each episode explores a science theme that not only entertains, but is tied to science standards for grades K-12.
Each year, we develop new lessons that teachers can put to work in their classrooms. Little Shop of Physics lessons make science hands-on, exciting and engaging. Each year we share these lessons with over teachers in Colorado, neighboring states, and even other countries.
Weather and Science Day
This annual event is held at Coors Field in partnership with the Colorado Rockies and Channel 9 News. In 2014 we broke the World Record for the largest physics lesson ever! The lesson includes spectacles on the field, demonstrations in the stands, and everyone in attendance get a science giveaway bag. Plus you get to watch a baseball game. Please join us on April 23, 2015!