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 activities were facilitated remotely in real-time by the LSOP crew (CSU students Reagan Guerrero, Nina Henry, Connor Leftwich as well as LSOP Assistant Director Adam Pearlstein).

Each student who participated received a science-at-home kit, which contains a spring for making waves, a hand lens for exploring images, rainbow glasses for exploring the spectrum, UV bracelets for exploring beyond the rainbow, and talking strips to investigate how vibrations cause sound. The students also had an opportunity to build their own “animal ears” to investigate how the shape and orientation of the external ear affects our ability to hear different sounds. Since this was all done synchronously, the Lesher students could ask the LSOP crew questions about science as well as about their college experience at CSU.

To see all of the photos from our virtual visit to Lesher Middle School, please click here.

Classroom Connections is one of the many Virtual Connections that LSOP has been doing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Teachers, if you are interested in doing a LSOP program with your class (in-person, virtual, or hybrid), please email littleshopofphysics@gmail.com