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    School Visits

    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!

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    Road Trips

    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.

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    Open House

    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.

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    EveryDay Science

    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. 

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    Teacher Workshops

    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.

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    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!

Little Shop of Physics News:

Oklahoma Road Trip

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In October the Little Shop of Physics tried something new: we loaded 62 experiments into suitcases and flew to Oklahoma for an awesome 2 day program with the Oakdale Public Schools!

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In the Physics Teaching Labs @ CSU

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Every year at the end of the tour we come back to Colorado State University and set up in the physics teaching labs for two weeks. Both CSU students and visiting groups of K-12 children get to experience LSOP here on campus.

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25 Years, Half a Million Kids!

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Little Shop of Physics has grown to a well respected and well traveled program that today reached a very significant milestone—we have now presented hands-on science programs to 500,000 students.

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USA Science and Engineering Festival

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The Little Shop of Physics saw over 15,000 people at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC.

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Zuni and Acoma Road Trip

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Over CSU’s spring break, the Little Shop of Physics and Native American Cultural Center got our science on with over 1,110 students on the Zuni and Acoma Pueblos.

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25th Annual Open House

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The Little Shop of Physics presented it’s 25th Annual Open House to approximately 8,000 people! Bigger and better than ever, the day featured 300+ hands on science experiments, presentations from around the world, science partner rooms, and giant Science Spectacles.

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Namibia Road Trip

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The Little Shop of Physics, in partnership with B2Gold travelled to Namibia to conduct teacher workshops and science camps with kids.

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In the Labs @ CSU

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The Little Shop of Physics set up in the CSU teaching labs to work with K-12 and college students.

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Pine Ridge Road Trip

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Over the fall semester break, the Little Shop of Physics teamed up with several groups including the CSU Native American Cultural Center to bring our hands-on science program to around 850 students at two schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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Denver Broncos Tackle STEM

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The Little Shop of Physics has teamed up with the Denver Broncos and Arrow Electronics as part of the Broncos Tackle STEM Program.

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