Now You Know: Bursting Balloons

What happens when you pop a balloon filled with air, water, or glass beads and watch it in slow motion? Find out this week on “Now You Know”.

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Children at the school

Fundraiser for Robert’s School and Orphanage

$50 will educate a child at Robert’s school in Uganda for 1 year. The story of the school, how it was founded, the students who live and study there, the teachers who spend their days with them, and the work that CSU and the Little Shop of Physics are doing there, is a compelling one. At this event, we’ll share this story, the work we are doing with the school, and how you can help. We’ll share some of the activities we shared with the students and teachers this year, as well as our plans for the future.

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Little Shop of Physics at Robert Serunjogi’s school in Uganda

Members of CSU’s Little Shop of Physics in the College of Natural Sciences joined Robert Serunjogi for a visit to the orphanage Robert founded in his home village in Uganda. The orphanage is now a school, due to construction and development made possible with the help of Laura Schreck, a recent CSU graduate, who worked tirelessly to raise funds and provide support.

For people who have supported the development of the school, know this: The community supports the school 100%. They have donated labor, materials, time, and care. It’s amazing to see how much has been done, and how well things are going.

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Show Me Some Science! Ferromagnetic Failure

Canadian coins are made of steel, and are attracted to magnets. That is until we break their magnetism!

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Weather and Science Day 2015

On April 23, Coors Field became a gigantic open-air classroom as more than 12,000 kids got a lesson in physics from Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics, 9News & the Colorado Rockies.

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24th Annual Open House: February 28

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, thousands of scientists of all ages from Pre-K to Gray descended on the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University. The 24th Annual Open House features the hands-on science experiments that are synonymous with the Little Shop of Physics.

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Ten Things You Should Know About the Atmosphere

We polled CMMAP (Center for Multiscale Modelling of Atmospheric Processes) scientists as to what they thought were the 10 most important things that everyone should know about the atmosphere. We took their answers and condensed them into a list of 10 items, with explanations and activities you can use to teach these concepts to your […]

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Show Me Some Science! Liquid Oxygen Flaming Pretzels

Liquid oxygen is collected on a pretzel, and when lit it burns like a Roman Candle!

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Summer Teacher’s Courses: July 9-18, 2014

Little Shop of Physics and CMMAP teamed up for the for the 8th time to offer summer courses at Colorado State University for primary and secondary science teachers. The courses provide college-level content on the basic physics of the atmosphere, weather, climate, climate modeling, and climate change as well as demonstrating dozens of inquiry-based activities suitable […]

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USA Science and Engineering Festival: April 25-27, 2014

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is a public events that brought in over 250,000 to Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. It is held every two years, and is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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