Hear it From A HTHT Scientist

Recently, One of our High Touch High Tech Scientists, Jet Stream Julie, went to teach at an after school elementary program. She taught Germs Make Me Sick© science program to a group of K-3rd  graders. The purpose of this experiment is for the children to learn about those nasty little germs that make us sick and to find out how easily germs can be passed around and how you can keep germs off you!

Today I taught the students about germs and their sneaky hiding spots. I opened the program by discussing all the different places that are high traffic freeways for germs.

We discussed the high traffic germ areas is school, such as the back of chairs, door handles, and water fountain handles. We then discussed the places at homes that sneaky little germs like to hang out at like the key boards, light switches, cell phones, and the remote controls! We then discussed what the children thought was the germiest thing in the kitchen, the children all said the garbage can.  Then I told them that the kitchen sponge is the germiest things in a kitchen! Lots of ewwww’s after that. Did you know that already?

Next we discussed our favorite restaurants. (The children had a disgusted look on their faces during this discussion!) They now know the seats/booths and menus are another one of the germiest places in a restaurant (as they are not required by law to clean those frequently.)

We then chatted a little about how important hand washing is, and about why our fingernails are cesspools for germs constantly.

Finally on to our experiment! It calls for only three things, red glitter, hand lotion and time. The idea being that our germs (glitter) will end up in an assortment of places. After about 30 minutes later we took a look at the difference places our germs had navigated to. Alas, the germs were everywhere! We had germs on hands, faces, tables, the floor, on clothes, and on virtually every surface students touched! Again, more ewwww’s.

Our take away message was threefold; don’t touch your face, wash hands frequently and one can never use too much hand sanitizer!

They came in knowing a little, yet they left well informed about joining the hand sanitizer nation, and to top it off, they did not even realizing they were learning science. They just thought they were having some fun with Jet Stream Julie!

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HTHT Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Maine!

Written by: on December 14, 2017 @ 2:44 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 Maine! Genia traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of December 9th–December 14th, 2017 to complete her franchise training. Give Genia Sklute a warm welcome to the HTHT – […]

Catogories: Extra! Extra! HTHT in the News, New Franchise Location
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On the Map Monday: Snow Storm 2017

Written by: on December 11, 2017 @ 11:39 am

  One of the strongest snowfalls to hit the Western North Carolina Region, came to visit us at High Tech High Touch this weekend! There was anywhere from 8 inches to 18 inches of snow, in different areas and was considered the 15th biggest storm on record. Schools closed, Government offices shut down and companies […]

Catogories: On the Map Monday, Seasons
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Happy 50th Birthday Google Doodle!

Written by: on December 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am

  Have you ever had to solve a puzzle using a secret code? On December 4th, 2017 the Google.com homepage showcased a “doodle” that celebrated 50 years since children programming and coding languages were first displayed to everyone, worldwide! To celebrate “computer science education week” the ‘Google Doodle’ team and researchers from MIT created the first ever kids focused coding […]

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Turning up the Heat!

Written by: on November 27, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

As the temperature drops, the coats and scarves come out and you probably barely think about heat -unless you leave your coat behind!  Have you ever wondered about how we keep the heat or why we need it? Or how animals and humans differ? What would you need to survive in the extreme cold? All […]

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What will your “little turkeys” be doing this Thanksgiving break? HTHT has a few suggestions…..

Written by: on November 22, 2017 @ 12:31 pm

Is everyone looking forward to the long holiday weekend? The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, food is smelling and tasting fantastic. Also……the kiddos are out of school. It is nice to spend time with relatives, eat amazing foods, do a little shopping, and watch some football. But what about the kids?  It can […]

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Fall into Hibernation With Fun Science!

Written by: on August 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Beautiful leaves, fruitful harvests, and cooler weather are all things we think of when we picture fall.  It is a transitional time from the sweltering summer months to the frigid winter months.  For many creatures, fall is also a transitional time when they prep for hibernation. What exactly is hibernation? Bears snoozing in a den […]

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Company Summer Picnic June 2017

Written by: on July 20, 2017 @ 9:23 am

Recently, Science Made Fun of the San Francisco Bay Area, FROSCH Global Conferences and Events of Burlingame, CA came together to provide exciting, hands-on science activities at the Summer picnic for employees and families of a local company. Science Made Fun SFBA shared a tent, named Cheers to Science, with Ron the Python man.  The […]

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Giant Antarctica Iceberg Breaks Away

Written by: on July 13, 2017 @ 4:32 pm

In a recent post by CNN, a massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica on Wednesday, July 12 2017. The break happened on the Larsen C ice shelf. Experts confirmed via satellite that the shelf had broken away.  Scientists believe the iceberg has a volume twice that of Lake […]

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The Great American Eclipse is Coming!

Written by: on @ 3:31 pm

On August 21, 2017, millions of of American’s will see one of nature’s most wondrous spectacles, a total eclipse of the Sun. A total solar eclipse is when the Moon completely blocks the Sun. During a solar eclipse the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun. This […]

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