~ an order of mammals that include apes, humans, lemurs, and monkeys
Primates are an order (group) of mammals that have similar distinguishing characteristics. There are more than 300 species of primates. Similar features of primates include large brains, eyes that face forward with good eyesight, and five-digit hands that can grasp. Most primates bear a single young and live in groups, or troops.
Recently, scientists discovered 25 million year-old fossils of two new species of ancient primates, named Rukwapithecus fleaglei and Nsungwepithecus gunnellifa! This find presents evidence of ancient primates related to humans and apes, as well as, Old World monkeys and baboons.Read more
Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 16, 2013 @ 11:12 am
Scientists are currently studying the benefits of eating bugs. Yes, bugs. This is one of the solutions to end world hunger. There are 7 billion people in the world. One billion people suffer from hunger. That’s one of every 7 people! As scientists research ways to help, the concept of eating insects is at the [...]Catogories: Think About it Thursday
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Magma – molten rock within the Earth’s crust Magma is hot fluid or semi-fluid rock material below or within the Earth’s crust. When magma moves toward the surface of Earth’s crust, it is ejected as lava. A volcano, for example, has magma beneath the surface that spews out lava during an eruption! Igneous rock forms [...]Catogories: Word of the Week
“As it Burns, Burns, Burns…The Ring of Fire” – Don’t Miss Today’s LIVE ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse!
Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 9, 2013 @ 4:46 pm
Are you ready to experience the Ring of Fire? This afternoon (May 9th) the moon will partially block the sun to produce a potentially spectacular “ring of fire” solar eclipse for those able to view it. But, thanks to the power of the World Wide Web, the celestial show will be visible to anyone [...]Experiments: Science Made Fun, Extra! Extra! HTHT in the News, Hot Topics: Science in the News, Uncategorized
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Helium was first observed in 1898 by a French astronomer while he was observing a solar eclipse. This light noble gas was identified in the Sun as a bright yellow stripe. The name “Helium” was proposed as it originates from the Greek god of the Sun, “Helios.” After many research studies, scientists discovered that [...]Catogories: Think About it Thursday
Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 8, 2013 @ 10:15 am
As we celebrate teachers this week, there are so many things to be thankful for, but we should start at the top with a recognition that we appreciate everything that teachers do. Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating! For our part, we’d like [...]
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Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 5, 2013 @ 11:20 am
Carbon – a nonmetal element and number 6 on the periodic table Carbon (C) is the sixth most abundant element in the universe! Carbon forms many organic compounds with other elements, such as Oxygen and Hydrogen (ie. Carbon Dioxide and Hydrocarbons.) Carbon also exists in pure form. Two well-known examples of pure carbon are diamond [...]Catogories: Word of the Week
Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 3, 2013 @ 12:50 pm
High Touch High Tech, Inc. has been honored with a recognition by Entrepreneur Magazine in its selection of “Best Of The Best: Franchises That Are No. 1 In Their Sectors.” Check out the national press release below: Asheville, NC (PR Newswire) April 24, 2013– Announcing a special recognition appearing in the May, 2013 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine published by Entrepreneur Media. High Touch High Tech was selected for the following honors: [...]Catogories: Extra! Extra! HTHT in the News, Hot Topics: Science in the News
Written by: Science Made Fun! on May 2, 2013 @ 10:05 am
Humans are primates characterized by large brains and advanced cognitive abilities, such as language and reasoning. The scientific classification of humans is Homo sapien. The word sapien is Latin for “wise” or “sapient.” Homo sapiens are also bipedal, which means we walk on two feet. This allows humans to use the hands for advanced skills [...]Catogories: Think About it Thursday
Written by: Science Made Fun! on April 30, 2013 @ 11:30 am
Did you know that we have an entire week dedicated to the celebration of all things music? That’s right! From concert halls to radio jingles, the first full week of May is designated as National Music Week. This year, the week long celebration falls on May 6th–12th, 2013. National Music Week gives us a chance [...]Catogories: E-News HTHT, Hot Topics: Science in the News, It's National ________ Day!