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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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Little Shop of Physics Care Package

Rams take care of Rams! At the Little Shop of Physics, we believe you learn science by doing science. Science is something that can be done with everyday materials. In your Little Shop of Physics Care Package you received rainbow glasses, refrigerator magnets, and a bracelet. Below are some suggestions on things to try with [...]

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Oglala Lakota Teacher Workshop

The Little Shop of Physics has a long-established relationship with the Oglala Lakota Nation. We have visited the Pine Ridge Reservation at least once a year for over a decade, and groups from Oglala Lakota College and Generations Indigenous Ways have come to Colorado State University for a variety of programs for students and teachers [...]

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LSOP Art of Science Contest

The LSOP Art of Science contest is open for all students grades 6-12 in the US! Submit an original composition — video, visual art, music, or written — for a chance to win awesome prizes! Need help coming up with an idea or are you just looking to connect with a scientist? We'll connect you [...]

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LSOP Live: The Heart of the Matter, January 22, 2021

This week, we are trying something new! We treat topics that are part of the state science standards, to better connect with what students are learning in school. This week, we consider the following fact: matter is made of atoms. Understanding this helps understand matter’s appearance and its behavior. Why is steel bouncy? (It is—very [...]

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LSOP Live: The Water Show

What’s so special about water? Quite a bit, as it turns out! In this episode, we show you a bunch of simple experiments you can do that illustrate the special properties of water. We make water freeze on command, make a stream of water follow a string, use water to lift writing off glass, and [...]

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