Little Shop of Physics - News
On April 23, Coors Field became a gigantic open-air classroom as more than 12,000 kids got a lesson in physics from Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics, 9News & the Colorado Rockies.
Over the Colorado State University Spring Break (March 15-20), a crew from Little Shop of Physics and the Native American Cultural Center traveled down to the Zuni Pueblo, in New Mexico to share science with kids!
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, thousands of scientists of all ages from Pre-K to Gray descended on the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University. The 24th Annual Open House features the hands-on science experiments that are synonymous with the Little Shop of Physics.
Twice a year, the Little Shop of Physics travels across campus to the Physics Department and sets up 150 hands-on science experiments in the teaching labs.
On the weekend of December 12, a crew of teachers and students from Oglala Lakota College (OLC) from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota came down to CSU to build and repair experiments for their traveling hands-on science program.
Little Shop of Physics partnered with Poudre School District (PSD), the Bohemian Foundation and the Rotary Club of Fort Collins to provide kits for every elementary school in the district. Based on teacher feedback, state and local standards, and materials that are already deployed in the classroom, three different types of kits were developed.
On our Fall semester break the Little Shop of Physics in partnership with Colorado State University Native American Cultural Center and Oglala Lakota College took the road program to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The crew was made up of teachers, students and volunteers.
Little Shop of Physics presented a workshop called Kinesthetic Activities for Teaching Abstract Concepts at the Colorado Science Conference For Professional Development (CSC) to approximately 50 teachers in two sessions. The CSC is held annually in November at the Denver Merchandise Mart, and is attended by hundreds of K-12 teachers and presenters from all over Colorado.
Little Shop of Physics and CMMAP teamed up for the for the 8th time to offer summer courses at Colorado State University for primary and secondary science teachers. The courses provide college-level content on the basic physics of the atmosphere, weather, climate, climate modeling, and climate change as well as demonstrating dozens of inquiry-based activities suitable for use in classrooms. Each teacher also got a bag of science tools so that they could take back with them to do these activities in their classroom.
The USA Science and Engineering Festival is a public events that brought in over 250,000 to Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. It is held every two years, and is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.