LSOP in Action: Testing the Tie Dye

Jump into the fall semester with Little Shop!

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LSOP in Action: Tie Dye 2022

Check out the LSOP crew for our annual tie dye event. Our theme this year is "Shaping Science, Sharing Science".

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LSOP Live: Sounds Like Science, May 13, 2022

In the final episode of the school year, we’ll do more than a dozen exciting experiments on sound. We’ll show you how to adjust your voice to make you sound as if you are suddenly very small—or very large. We’ll show you how to play your mouth like a flute, how to play a trumpet [...]

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LSOP Spring Science Extravaganza

The Little Shop of Physics was beyond excited to welcome the public — over 5000 folks in total — back to CSU campus for a day of hands-on science fun! On April 23, 2022 we hosted our first ever Spring Science Extravaganza! This outdoor event featured over 200 of our favorite hands-on experiment stations as […]

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LSOP Live: Energy, April 8, 2022

Can you really cook a chicken by slapping it? How many pushups can you do on the energy in a candy bar? We’ll also look at how transformations and transfers of energy let us shoot things in the air and keep our cool when things get hot. We’ll show you how a simple trick involving [...]

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LSOP Live: Magnetism, March 11, 2022

American nickels aren’t magnetic. But Canadian nickels are. So are some kinds of breakfast cereal. These are some of the surprising tidbits about magnetism we’ll cover in this episode, our last installment before Spring Break. We’ll make push pins dance, we’ll make a motor in under 30 seconds, we’ll use magnetism to record secret messages. [...]

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LSOP Live: Light and Color, February 18, 2022

In this episode, we’ll show you more than a dozen amazing things you can do with light. You can make things appear. Make things disappear. Make light follow a stream of water. Break light into a rainbow.

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LSOP Live: It’s About Time, December 17, 2021

In this episode, we’ll show you how to make a video appear 3D by using a pair of sunglasses, we’ll show you how to make holiday lights appear to dance, how to make a fan appear to stop—and a dozen more activities that you can try yourself. It’s all about time—about synchronizing motion, about slowing [...]

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LSOP Live: Physics of the Body, November 19, 2021

There is a lot of physics that underlies the way your body works, and we’ll explore 20 different cool experiments that illustrate how principles of electricity, sound, motion, and light are are at work in your body. We will show you how to make a simple “lie detector” that can tell if you are nervous, [...]

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Spooky Science: Adventures Beyond the Rainbow

In this episode, we’ll show you how to see the blood flowing through your veins, how to use a light bulb to take an “X-ray” of your hand, and how to make writing vanish and reappear. In a half hour, we’ll share 20+ demonstrations that are based in science, but appear a bit spooky, from [...]

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