LSOP in Action: Tavelli Elementary School

Check out this video which highlights our awesome program at Tavelli Elementary School from April 2024!

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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Eclipses

Here at Little Shop, we find solar eclipses to be very exciting! In celebration of the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, we've put out this video! Segments The above video is 2 minutes and 50 seconds long; it's broken up into 4 segments below. Solar eclipses occur when the Moon passes between the [...]

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30th Annual Open House

On February 24, 2024 we will host our 30th Annual Little Shop of Physics Open House. This free, public event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the first hour is devoted to sensory-friendly exploration. This event will be a mixture of indoor activities and outdoor exploration if the weather permits. For more details [...]

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LSOP in Action: Powwow 2023

The Little Shop of Physics has been part of the annual AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) Powwow for a decade, and it’s one of the highlights of our year. We are honored to be asked to take part, and pleased to be able to provide an interactive science exploration component for the families [...]

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LSOP in Action: Solar Eclipse at CSU Spur, 2023

On October 14, 2023, the Moon passed directly between the Sun and the Earth, an event known as a solar eclipse. The Little Shop of Physics spent the day at CSU Spur sharing this awesome natural phenomenon with the public!

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January 2024 Newsletter

We're super excited to share our latest newsletter! The last half year has been extremely busy for the LSOP Crew. We teamed up with Amplify to develop two awesome new programs, worked with indigenous communities, and took part in the grand reopening of the Madison McDonald Observatory. LSOP teamed up with the Physics Department to [...]

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Amplify Show Me Some Science: Up in the Air

Here on Earth where Amplify is located, gravity pulls objects down towards the ground. This month, we explore how to keep the objects up in the air. There are a couple of different physics-related phenomena going on here: Buoyancy When the black bag is placed in the sun, air expands and a buoyant force makes [...]

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Madison McDonald Observatory Grand Reopening

Little Shop of Physics was honored to be a part of the grand re-opening of the Madison Macdonald Observatory on October 6th, 2023! The evening event was free and open to the public and full of festivities! Little Shop of Physics set up hands-on science experiments in Biology 110, and outside the observatory. Physics Professor [...]

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Oglala Lakota College Teacher Workshop

LSOP has long partnered with Oglala Lakota College (OLC) on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and teacher professional development is a cornerstone of this partnership. Our first workshop with OLC workshop was in 2008, and we had traveled to Pine Ridge annually to do these workshops up until the pandemic made this impossible. We were thrilled [...]

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Show Me Some Science: Fog Ring Launchers

These fog ring launchers are drum-shaped with a circular hole on one end. Air is forced out through the hole and travels in a vortex, a spinning doughnut of air. It’s like a little tornado that has wrapped around in a circle. Air in a vortex travels a surprisingly long distance in a straight line. [...]

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