About the Little Shop

The Little Shop of Physics seeks to

  • Find creative ways to share the wonder of science with people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.
  • Present a unique hands-on science experience to a diverse range of K-12 students.
  • Involve undergraduates in significant and meaningful service.
  • Share ideas and insights with current and future teachers.

The Little Shop of Physics has always been a hands-on program, something that sets it apart from other science outreach programs. Students are the scientists in the Little Shop of Physics. But we don’t just teach science, we teach that science is something anyone can do, that it is field that is interesting and accessible to anyone. We believe—and we demonstrate—that any one, of any age, can understand science at some level. Our expertise in developing such lessons allows us to provide teachers of any grade level tools that they can use to incorporate science into their curriculum inexpensively and effectively. Currently, we share these ideas in workshops with over 300 teachers each year.