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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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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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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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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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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