MEDIA ADVISORY – Tavelli Elementary students help test Little Shop of Physics experiments on April 17

Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics will test several hands-on experiments and science demonstrations with the help of Tavelli Elementary School students on Thursday, April 17. The practice session starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Jack Christiansen Memorial Track on the CSU campus and will help Little Shop of Physics staff and volunteers get ready for Weather and Science Day at the Colorado Rockies on April 23. Students will learn about air, mass, energy and drag and how these scientific principles cause a baseball to curve. Little Shop staff also will run several large-scale demonstrations that include launching stuffed animals, popping giant balloons and leading everyone through an exercise to create a seismic wave.

What: Little Shop of Physics “Weather and Science Day” practice session
Where: Jack Christiansen Memorial Track, corner of Pitkin Street and College Avenue, in Fort Collins
When: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17
Who: Tavelli Elementary students and Little Shop of Physics volunteers and staff
Why:  Little Shop of Physics staff has designed several hands-on experiments and demonstrations for Weather and Science Day on April 23 at Coors Field in Denver before the Colorado Rockies game. They want to practice with Tavelli students before the Rockies event, which is expected to draw 15,000 children.