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Lesher MS Classroom Connections

The LSOP crew did a virtual Classroom Connections program with Lesher Middle School on March 10-11, 2021. The program — which focused on waves, sound, light, and beyond the rainbow — involved experiments and activities done by the students in their classroom (with help from teacher Ms. Freemyer and student-teacher Ms. Harsh). These experiments and […]

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LSOP Article in the Collegian

On March 9, 2021 an article titled “CSU’s Little Shop of Physics continues to thrive virtually” by Ceci Taylor ran in the Rocky Mountain Collegian. The article highlights some of our Virtual Connections over the last year as we’ve made the pivot to physically distant interactive science engagement.

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LSOP Open House 2021

The 30th Annual Little Shop of Physics Open House took place on February 27, 2021. The theme was We Are All Still Connected, and the event took place virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live. Hundreds of people from all over the world attended. Presentations were hosted by Colorado State University students, faculty and staff. We […]

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Art of Science Contest, Spring 2021

Do you like art? Do you like science? Submit your science-inspired original artistic compositions for a chance to win awesome prizes! The third LSOP Art of Science contest is now open to US students grades K-12. Entries may be related to any type of science in a media of your choosing (visual art, music, video, […]

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LSOP Featured in CNS Elements Magazine

The Little Shop of Physics was recently featured in the 2020 College of Natural Sciences Elements magazine. The article, titled “The Little Shop of Physics Gets a New Logo, Reaffirms Mission” talks about our unique program over the 30 years of its existence, from the humble beginnings to becoming an international model of interactive science […]

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LSOP Live: The Animal Show, December 18, 2020

Our last show of the year is all about animals. And we’ve got some great videos from PSD students that show their animals doing cool things. Find out about this, and other episodes, on the LSOP Live page.

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Thank you gift – Science Outreach Scholars Fall 2020

Thank you Science Outreach Scholars for engaging kids remotely! We proved that we can still stay connected and do hands-on science in a physically distanced way. This science-at-home kit is a way to keep the science fun happening! The information below describes one way to explore and more information on the topic. We welcome you […]

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Boys and Girls Club and CNS Science Outreach Scholars

The partnership with the Fort Collins Boys and Girls Club (BGC) and College of Natural Sciences Learning Community Science Outreach Scholars was planned before the pandemic. Our goals were to: connect first year college students to K-8th grade students. learn science through hands-on exploration. have the all students learn about different ways to look at the [...]

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Art of Science Contest — Fall 2020

This contest ran through October 31, 2020 and was open to all students enrolled in grades 6-12 in a public or private school in the United States. Students were asked to submit an original science-inspired artistic composition in any field of science using any artistic medium. Entrants were able to connect with Colorado State University [...]

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Here’s your chance to be part of LSOP Live!

How can we make LSOP Live better? By including you! We aren't the only creative folks in town. We want to showcase some of the amazing creative young scientists out there! We have a new feature of LSOP Live we will roll out on our next episode—we are going to give a family the chance [...]

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Featured Video

LSOP Live: Fooling Your Brain, Friday, April 9

You know about optical illusions, where your eyes see something that isn’t really there—but do you know that there are hearing illusions, touch illusions, and even taste illusions? It turns out that it’s not that hard to fool your brain, and doing so teaches us a lot about how your brain works. Video Shorts

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LSOP Live: Do The Locomotion, April 2, 2021

By student request: A show about how you walk, how fish swim, how birds fly! If you want to move forward, you need to push backward—on the ground, on the water, or on the air. You want to do this efficiently, using as little energy as possible. In this show, we answer a bunch of [...]

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LSOP Live: Rock On!, March 16, 2021

What’s so cool about rocks? A lot, as it turns out. In this episode, we show you rocks that pop like popcorn, rocks that you can use to make electrical circuits, rocks that split light in two. We also show you how to read history in rocks that you find, and even how to find [...]

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