LSOP Live: Pressure, October 23, 2020

We use pressure to levitate light bulbs and crush cans, including a really large one. We show you how to make an airbrush with a straw and a marker, allowing you to make some really cool artwork. We have a straw so long you can’t drink through it. And special guests. And more!

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LSOP Live: Heat and Thermodynamics, October 9, 2020

When will fire pop a balloon? How can you use heat to power a boat? Can you see thermal energy, or use it to make art or a delicious treat? Find out the answers to all these questions and more on this episode of LSOP Live!

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LSOP Live: Light and Color, October 2, 2020

We have packed this episode with special surprises! We use laser pointers to peer inside objects and to pop balloons. We show why the sky is blue and why sunsets are red. We show you how to write with light and listen to light, and let you see beyond the rainbow! We are joined by [...]

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LSOP Live: Waves and Oscillations, September 25, 2020

Why do you swing your arms when you walk? Why is lightning followed by thunder? And, most importantly, what happens when you drop a bowling ball on a giant water balloon? In this episode of LSOP Live, we discuss all this and more. This week, we introduce a new feature – polling! We ask you [...]

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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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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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Ask A Scientist a Question: Senses in the 4th Dimension

This week Heather talks with Brian Jones to answer questions from an 8th grade student at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, CO about sense in the 4th dimension! Senses in the 4th Dimension

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CNS Little Shop of Physics with B2Gold in Namibia, January 2020

In January, 2020, the CNS Little Shop of Physics team—funded by, and in partnership with B2Gold Namibia—took 1000 pounds of equipment to the south of Namibia for an 8-day workshop with 35 teachers. It was great to work with fellow educators on such fun activities! We will be back. CNS Little Shop of Physics with [...]

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