What’s the Science Behind the Fidget Spinner?

Fidget Spinner – Image Source: Pixabay.com

You may remember your mom asking you to stop fidgeting when you were growing up. Perhaps, fidgeting is actually better for you then previously thought! Read below to find out why!

As of May 2017 there is a new toy on the market…known as the fidget spinner. This toy has become a craze in elementary and middle schools across the nation. So much so that they are now being banned in some school systems. So what exactly is a fidget spinner you ask? Check out this video below to learn more about what the fidget spinner is and to see what is inside the spinner! Continue reading to see what the science is behind this new toy craze!

As humans, we all fidget! Whether you fidget by biting your nails, bouncing your leg, touching your hair, or playing with your clothing, you probably fidget many, many times a day. Claims have been made that the fidget spinner has certain health benefits. These benefits include easing stress and anxiety, easing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and also attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But do these claims have any truth behind them?

Check out this video for details about how fidgeting can aid kids with ADHD and people with anxiety!

Does all this make the fidget spinner a good thing? We aren’t quite sure at this time. There aren’t any major scientific studies happening currently about fidgeting. But if these little spinning pieces of plastic are helping kids with ADHD and other stress related illnesses, then we say, “Keep on Spinning!”

Read more

New Technology Being Implemented by Delta Airlines

Written by: on May 16, 2017 @ 10:52 am

Recently, news came out stating that Delta Airlines was investing in a facial-recognition system that could make checking your bag at the airport twice as fast. Testing of the software is going to begin this summer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. So how will this new technology work? Passengers will need to have a passport in order [...]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Catogories: Hot Topics: Science in the News
Read more

May 2017 E-News: Bird Migration & Climate Changes Affecting Migration Patterns

Written by: on April 27, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

With International Migratory Birds Day approaching on May 13th, we wanted to dedicate our feature article of the May 2017 e-newsletter to be all about bird migrations and factors that affect it. One of my favorite past times is feeding and watching the birds in my backyard!  I have different visitors, such as the goldfinch, [...]

Tags: , ,

Catogories: E-News HTHT
Read more

Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale!!!

Written by: on April 26, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

The Cassini Spacecraft is about to fly through the undiscovered space between Saturn’s rings and the planet. For the first time in history Cassini will be taking pictures and collecting data about Saturn’s interior, its mysterious storms, the age of its rings and the length of its day. Cassini launched into space on October 15th, 1997, entered [...]

Tags: , , , ,

Catogories: Hot Topics: Science in the News, Uncategorized
Read more

Try These End of School Year Testing Study Tips!

Written by: on April 20, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

  1. Designate a Study Area. Clear a designated study space at home or at your local library. Somewhere quiet with little distraction. 2. Get Organized. Make a list or better yet use a calendar to organize. Balance your homework, tests and extra curricular activities by using a planner. 3. Develop a Study Plan. You should create a [...]

Tags: , ,

Catogories: Uncategorized
Read more

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Written by: on April 3, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

  You know how the saying goes, April showers bring….May flowers! But does rain in April really bring flowers to May? Well let’s find out!  Perennials are a type of flower that die off in the fall but will bloom again each Spring. Some perennials, especially in warmer areas, might actually start blooming in March [...]

Tags: , , , , ,

Catogories: Hot Topics: Science in the News
Read more

Letters from the students at Charlotte Jewish Day School

Written by: on March 20, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

Such cute letters and drawings from our friends at the Charlotte Jewish Day School! Thank you for sharing about how much you all love science and enjoyed your visit with Jetstream Julie! Can’t wait until we get to come back and see you all!

Tags: , , , , , ,

Catogories: Uncategorized
Read more

The Science of Basketball

Written by: on March 1, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

Pass, dribble and shoot! It is time for March Mania basketball – one of the most famous annual sporting events in the US. Whether you are watching college teams on TV or playing in the backyard, basketball is fun because of Science! I betcha’ didn’t know there was science involved in the sport of basketball! Bouncing [...]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Catogories: E-News HTHT
Read more

HTHT Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Minnesota!

Written by: on February 21, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location! Please welcome to the HTHT Family, High Touch High Tech of the Twin Cities serving Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Adam and Tim traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of February 13th –February 17th, 2017 to complete their [...]

Tags: , , , , ,

Catogories: New Franchise Location
Read more

SMF Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Denver, Colorado!

Written by: on @ 3:30 pm

  Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location in Denver, Colorado. Kilowatt Kels traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of January 9th – January 13th, 2017 to complete their franchise training. Please join us in welcoming Kelly and her team to the HTHT – Science Made Fun family!

Tags: , ,

Catogories: New Franchise Location
Read more