Colorado State University's

Little Shop of Physics & Native American Cultural Center

Little Shop of Physics
Native American Cultural Center


Science...Get Curious

Activity Name of Lesson
Energy Balls Human Circuit
Fizzkeepers Marshmallow Mashers
Hand Boilers Why can warm air “hold” more moisture than cold air?
Heat Packs How can freezing make something warmer?
Infrared Thermometers What is the “greenhouse effect?”
Poppers Poppers
Solar Grasshoppers In an Alaskan summer, the sun is up 24 hours a day. Why isn’t it hotter?
Sound Tubes Sound Tubes
Sunset Eggs Why is the sky purple?
Writing with Light What is the difference between red light and blue light?


Thanks to our LSOP and NACC crews participating:

LSOP: Adam Pearlstein, Heather Michalak, Sean Beal, Sheila Ferguson
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NACC: Ty Smith, Aaron Benally, Victoria Garduno, Kira Davis, Jamie McBryde, James Calabaza, Hunter Valdo
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This workshop sponsored by the generous support of Haliburton, and the Center for Multi-scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP).

Other Resources

Of course, we have many more resources to share:

Our video blog page Lots of great video clips for use in your classes
Stuff for teachers A list of activities to try in your classroom
Weather and Climate for Teachers A course for teachers in the sciences

For questions or comments, please contact Little Shop of Physics, Physics Department, Colorado State University