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Science

10 years of 'EveryDay Science' TV show

January 6, 2009

Last fall, the crew from Little Shop of Physics celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the EveryDay Science television show. In honor of this event, they filmed their most recent episode on the same theme as their very first episode: pressure.

Brian Jones, director of the Physics Department's Little Shop of Physics, gets some assistance from Rice Elementary students Ellis and Grace.

Brian Jones, director of CSU's Little Shop of Physics, along with students and staff from Rice Elementary, explored the aspects and characteristics of pressure by crushing oil drums, simulating gas molecules, poofing marshmallows, and much more.

On Friday, Dec. 4, the crew, family, and friends of EveryDay Science previewed the Pressure II show and enjoying some well earned spoils. 

EveryDay Science, like many other things, was cultivated from humble beginnings. In late 1999, Brian Jones and Herb Saperstone of Poudre School District Channel 10 embarked on the mission of galvanizing the masses with love of science.

To celebrate the 100,000th student visited by Little Shop of Physics, Jones and Saperstone put together a panel show talking about the Little Shop experience in general. This eventually sprouted into the show you can now enjoy. It was conceived as a variety show: Experiments to watch and to try at home as well as some edited segments to explore the “everyday” aspect of science.

Today, there are 23 episodes of EveryDay Science including:

  • Sinking and Floating
  • Physics of Baseball
  • Mixtures
  • Light and Color
  • Magnetism
  • Electricity
  • Sound and Musiic
  • Motion
  • Heat
  • Flight
  • Wind
  • Clouds
  • Refrigerators
  • Fans
  • Hot and Cold Spots
  • Microwaves

They are available to view on local Channel 10, streaming on Poudre School District Channel 10’s website, and as segmented podcasts on the Little Shop of Physics podcast Web page.

Origin story published in the January 2010 Physics Department Newsletter.