In addition to our new theme (We Are All Still Connected) and tie dye t-shirts, the Little Shop of Physics is excited to announce our brand new logo! Thank you to all the folks at the Colorado State University College of Natural Sciences and Creative Services for their hard work in developing our new look!

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LSOP Live: Magnetism, September 18, 2020

Refrigerator magnets aren’t like other magnets…. They don’t have just one north and one south pole; they might have a dozen of each! And why do magnets stick to the refrigerator anyway? In this episode of LSOP Live we do more than a dozen cool experiments with magnets and magnetism. We show you where secret [...]

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LSOP Live: Bubbles, September 11, 2020

Brian, Brenna, Maude, and Emma serve up some awesome science you can do with soap, water, and bubbles. Check out floating coins, surface tension, sand that does not get wet, floating nail polish air, square bubbles, bubbles with holes in them, juggling bubbles, and our secret recipe for bubble solution!  

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Super Science Day: A Lasting Impact in Namibia

The Little Shop of Physics has a long-term partnership with B2Gold Namibia with the goal of bringing hands-on practical science education to K-12 students (learners) and teachers in Namibia. As part of the partnership, LSOP has traveled to Namibia multiple times to host teacher workshops; we have also hosted Super Science Days which are large [...]

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LSOP Live: Kitchen Chemistry, September 4, 2020

Join the LSOP crew for some science fun in the kitchen! Color-changing tea, making cheese in 1 minute, making ink disappear, and, for our grand finale, a rather frothy microwave surprise.

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LSOP Live: Electricity

August 28, 2020 In our very first installment of LSOP Live, Brian, Brenna, and Maude experiment with electricity. Check out these awesome experiments involving static electricity, electric charges, and electric currents.

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Fall 2020 Student Art of Science Contest

The Fall 2020 Art of Science Contest is open and accepting entires through October 31, 2020. Students enrolled in grades 6-12 in a US school are encouraged to submit an artistic composition — video, visual art, written, or music — inspired by a scientific concept, experiment, achievement, current mystery, or open question in any field of science.

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Flash Science: Wash Your Hands

One of the best weapons against the coronavirus (and other similar nasties)? Soap. This video shows how soap can disrupt a cell-like structure with an enclosing layer made of kerosene and plastic, just as soap disrupts the lipid bilayer that surrounds the coronavirus particles.

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Ask a Scientist a Question: Praying Mantis

This week Heather talks to Maia from the CSU Bug Zoo about the European Praying Mantis.

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Poudre School District Art of Science Contest

Thank you to all of the 6-12 Poudre School District students who entered our Art of Science Contest! Every entry was evaluated by our team of Colorado State University students and staff, and every entrant will receive detailed feedback. Additionally, 8 entries were awarded prizes and 4 students received honorable mentions (see below)! Congratulations to all of our [...]

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