What happens when you pop a balloon filled with air, water, or glass beads and watch it in slow motion? Find out this week on “Now You Know”.
Many objects float in water due to buoyancy. What happens to the buoyant force when you mix air and water? Watch this video to find out!
Check out this awesome experiment made from toy cars and a track. No matter where a car starts on this track, it always takes the same amount of time to reach the end!
Check out this nifty experiment: nitinol is a nickel-titanium metal alloy with a remarkable property: shape memory! You can bend a nitinol wire with ease, but when it’s warmed with a hair dryer it regains its original shape!
Check out this awesome little experiment to crush our beloved mascot, Cam The Ram (or your plush toy of choice). Don’t worry, Cam was fine and bounces right back!
Welcome to the first video in our new series “Now You Know”! This week, we suspend various objects in the water using springs; some of these objects sink and others float. What will happen if the entire experiment is let fall? Watch the video to find out!
How does the shape of your ears affect how you hear? Brenna and Brian explore Animal Ears: ears shaped like those of a brown long-eared bat and an aye-aye lemur. Hear the world in a brand new way with this simple experiment!
This week, Brian and Elizabeth show us how to use a humidifier, inner tube, and a light to make little fog doughnuts.
CenturyLink and the Denver Broncos Tackle STEM sponsored Little Shop of Physics engagement activities in 2018-2019. These events included 7 school/club and two public events which in total reached 12,000 people. This partnership also sponsored science giveaways for all 20,000 K-12 students that the Little Shop of Physics visited this year!
This week Lena and Brian explore lenticular plastic — which contains many tiny cylindrical lenses — to play some cool tricks with light. This special plastic defocuses light along one axis, and is the basis of the LSOP experiment “Straw Crossed”.