Little Shop of Physics - News
For the 9th consecutive year, the Little Shop of Physics partnered with CMMAP to lead a series of professional development courses for science teachers. The first of 3 courses, titled The Science of Weather and Climate took place on July 6-8, 2015 at Colorado State University. The 20 teachers enrolled in the course engaged in a mix of activities and discussion to explore essential science principles that explain the Earth’s weather and climate: energy, motion, forces, radiation, light and color, states of matter.
Following final exams, the Little Shop of Physics (LSOP) Crew headed north for our last school visits of the 2014-15 Tour! We travelled to two different schools on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, which is home to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations, known as the Three Affiliated Tribes.
Over the week of May 11, The Little Shop of Physics saw over 500 kids from 8 different schools in the Physics Teaching Labs at Colorado State University.
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.