Archive for March, 2015



HTHT WNC Visits Claxton Elementary School in Asheville, NC!

HTHT WNC Engages Students at Claxton Elementary School on March 27, 2015! The students in Ms. Sophia’s First grade class at Claxton Elementary in Asheville, North Carolina had the pleasure of doing hands – on science experiments with High Touch High Tech of Western North Carolina’s scientist, Asteroid Amber. Amber spent the morning in the [...]

Think About it Thursday: What Does A “Black Box” Do?

  Any commercial airplane or corporate jet is required to be equipped with a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder. It is these two items of separate equipment which we commonly refer to as a ‘Black Box’ (The current boxes are painted bright orange or yellow to aid investigators who might be looking [...]

Science in the News: No more fillings at the dentist?!

Recently, there was news that came out about a new treatment at the dentist’s office. It will begin its human trials soon and hopefully be the newest dental care available to us very soon! The treatment is currently known as Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation or EAER. The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King’s College London does away [...]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Potholes Form?

Potholes are holes in the roadway that vary in size and shape. They are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has entered into the ground under the pavement. . If it has a chance to freeze, it will take up more space under the pavement, and the pavement will [...]

On the Map Monday: Cape Cod National Seashore

  On The Map Monday! Cape Cod National Seashore  The CCNS includes nearly 40 miles (64 km) of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern shore of Cape Cod, in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans and Chatham. It is administered by the National Park Service. The seashore is comprised of pristine sandy beaches, marshes, ponds, and uplands that support diverse species. It is also home [...]

Think About it Thursday: Are Yawns Really Contagious?

Most of our lives we have thought that a yawn was a sign that we are either tired or bored. However, just recently there has been new studydone on the topic and researchers have found that sleepiness and boredom are not the cause of our yawns! Yawning—a stretching of the jaw, gaping of the mouth [...]

Asheville City Schools Foundation

High Touch High Tech of Western North Carolina received this wonderful note from Asheville City School’s, Development Director, Erica Bell. The note reads: “When we give cheerfull and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” -Maya Angelou Dear Dan, Thank you for your generous sponsorship of Celebration. You have shown incredible commitment to ACS students. This quote [...]

Here We Grow Again…HTHT Welcomes Morocco into it’s International Franchise Family!

High Touch High Tech is happy to announce a new addition to our ever-growing, global science family. The new HTHT franchise location will soon be opening its doors in Morocco. Franchise training took place at the HTHT Global Headquarters in Asheville, NC at the end of February into early March 2015. As you can see in the [...]

Think About It Thursday: Are Firenado’s Real?

  A ‘firenado’ or fire whirl is a whirlwind induced by a fire. Fire whirls may occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can contract into a tornado-like structure that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. Combustible, carbon-rich gases released by burning vegetation on the ground are fuel for most fire [...]

March 2015 E-News: Smart Pets Celebrate World Water Day!

During the month of March, High Touch High Tech is celebrating National Pig Day (March 1st) as well as World Water Day (March 22)! Let’s celebrate by taking a closer look at one of the smartest pets on the planet and why they love to play in the water so much! Pigs are the fourth [...]