CSU students bring physics to life for Denver youth, grades 6-12

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Date/time: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:35 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
Location: Cole Middle School, 1350 E. 33rd Ave., Denver, CO 80205

Denver, Colo. – 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 public school.

Students will experience more than 100 interactive experiments using magnets, energy, sound, air, light, and more, in 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 show that science can be accessible and interesting to anyone.

The Little Shop of Physics program serves as an example of a broad portfolio of educational programs with planned offerings at the future CSU Campus at the National Western Center in north Denver, which will focus on the subjects of food, water, sustainability, and human and animal health.

About the CSU 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.

About DSST Public Schools

DSST Public Schools 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 four-year colleges and universities.