The Little Shop of Physics is a traveling 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 world. Last year we worked with over 20 schools saw over 15,000 students of all ages!
Several time a year, Little Shop of Physics takes the show on the road to Native American Reservations and other under served areas. In addition to our hands-on science experiments, we conduct workshops for teachers and give science presents to every student we see. Recently, in partnership with the CSU Native American Cultural Center, we have visited the Pine Ridge, Wind River, Navajo and Southern Ute, Zuni and Fort Berthold Reservations. Additionally, we have traveled abroad and done programs in Todos Santos, Mexico, and Otjikoto, Namibia.
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 24, 2018.
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.