CSU Little Shop of Physics to bring hands-on science to Denver students

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Date/time: Thursday, February 7, 2019; 8:35 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
Location: Cole Middle School, 1350 E 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80205


Denver, Colo. — This Thursday, Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics (LSOP) science outreach program will bring its expansive collection of hands-on science experiments to more than 300 Denver middle and high school students at Cole Middle School, a DSST school.

Students from grades 6, 9, and 10 will experience more than 100 interactive experiments using magnets, energy, sound, air, light, and more, in both light- and dark-room settings. Developed by undergraduate students, staff, and volunteers on CSU’s campus in Fort Collins, all of the program’s experiments are designed to “teach that science is something anyone can do, that it is a field that is interesting and accessible to anyone.”

The Little Shop of Physics program serves as an example of a broad portfolio of educational programs offered at the future CSU Campus at the National Western Center in north Denver, which will focus around the five core themes of food, water, health, energy, and the environment.

About DSST Public Schools

DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates open enrollment STEM charter schools and is part of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) system. DSST is widely considered to be one of the leading open enrollment STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools in the U.S., and has become a destination for educators nationwide.

DSST schools are home to the highest performing and highest growth secondary schools in Denver Public Schools, and to date, 100 percent of graduates have earned acceptance into colleges and universities.

About the Little Shop of Physics

The Little Shop of Physics is a traveling hands-on science education outreach program at Colorado State University that presents school programs and teacher workshops in Colorado, neighboring states, and around the world.

The Little Shop team makes science accessible to all students by building experiment stations from everyday objects that actively engage students in learning fundamental scientific concepts. Little Shop of Physics programming gets kids engaged in science, includes families in the process of learning, inspires future teachers, and shows educators how to better teach science. Each year, the Little Shop team delivers programming to 30+ schools and 20,000 K-12 students, exposing them to science but also STEM career paths and opportunities.