LSOP Live: Please Try This At Home, Water and Air, October 8, 2021

In this episode, we’ll share 20+ activities you can try at home or in the classroom, all while learning about the properties of water and air. We’ll make a rubber duck float half a foot above the surface of a fish tank, we’ll make a light bulb float in mid-air, we’ll make coins disappear, we’ll […]

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Show Me Some Science! What Is An Electrical Substation

Every wonder what an electrical power substation is? Brenna, in collaboration with LSOP and 4-H, asks Brent Sydow, the Operations Manager of United Power.

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LSOP Live: Get Moving!, September 24, 2021

How does it feel when someone drops a 12 foot beach ball on you? Are there mattresses that you simply can’t jump on? Can we make a giant stuffed bear sail across CSU’s lagoon on a homemade hovercraft without it capsizing? The Little Shop Live team is back with another action-packed episode, this time on [...]

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LSOP Live: Everyday Science, Friday, May 14

In our season finale, we  show you dozens of cool science experiments and science tricks you can do at home with easy-to-find materials. You can make things float in the air, make things disappear, make things ride on a cushion of steam and more! We invited every member of the LSOP Live team to show [...]

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Classroom Connections: Q&A with PSD Virtual, May 6, 2021

This week, the LSOP crew answered questions from PSD Virtual’s 2nd graders. There were so many good questions, that we weren’t able to answer them all. But fear not…we’re making videos to answer the rest of them!

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LSOP Live: Animals!, Friday, May 7, 2021

There is a lot of interesting science behind how animals see the world, move through the world, communicate with each other, and generally do what they do. Geckos use static electricity to climb walls, birds can see light beyond the end of the rainbow, and bees can sense electric fields—and they use this sense to [...]

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The Rainbow and Beyond with PSD Virtual, April 22, 2021

On April 22, The Little Shop of Physics presented a virtual assembly with over 100 second graders PSD Virtual. The students were led through a series of activities about visible light as well as electromagnetic radiation that is beyond the rainbow including infrared and ultraviolet. Every student was mailed a pair of rainbow glasses which [...]

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LSOP Live: Sustainability, Friday, April 30

Join the LSOP Live team for a special show on creative ways to reduce and reuse, as well as creative ways to convert and store energy. We show you how to make electricity using hibiscus tea and powdered donuts (and a bit of sunlight). We power a toy using heat from a cup of coffee, [...]

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LSOP Live: Plants!, April 23, 2021

Plants are kind of amazing. That big tree in your yard? It grew big and tall with little more than air, water, and sunlight. Plants can’t move from place to place, but they have clever ways of making sure their seeds can. And plants can respond—and even move—in response to stimulus. On this show, we [...]

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LSOP Live: Fooling Your Brain, Friday, April 9

You know about optical illusions, where your eyes see something that isn’t really there—but do you know that there are hearing illusions, touch illusions, and even taste illusions? It turns out that it’s not that hard to fool your brain, and doing so teaches us a lot about how your brain works. Video Shorts

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