King Penguins Image Source: Pixabay.com

April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day. When you are that cute, you deserve to have two whole days to celebrate!

World Penguin Day originated to celebrate the time when penguins would start their migration back towards the ocean after spending the harsh winter months inland in Antarctica.

How will you be celebrating #WorldPenguinDay?

Maybe try a couple of these at home experiments! https://www.pinterest.com/hthtworldwide/worldpenguinday-science/

Don’t Miss April’s “Pink Moon”!

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 Take a look into the sky on Thursday night into Friday morning, April 20th-21st, 2016, in order to see the “Pink Moon”! 

Sadly this week’s full moon won’t actually have a pinkish tint to it. That is just the name that early Native American’s gave the April full moon when pink moss and other pink flowers start to bloom, indicating the start of Spring!

Pink Phlox- Image Source: Pixabay.com

Word Slam Poetry and STEAM

On Friday, April 29th there will be a Asheville Word Slam taking place at the Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. High Touch High Tech is sponsoring this community event in support of STEAM education and community involvement.

STEAM education is and acronym for the studies of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Adding Art and Design into STEM education is crucial in order for future generations to drive innovation. Watch as John Maeda speaks at TED in June 2012 about  technology, art and deisgn working in unison to inspire true innovation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAuDCOl9qrk

So how does Slam Poetry fit into the realm of STEAM education? Slam Poetry is a type of Art where the poets recite their own work or work from others that use dynamics (going from a whisper to a shout), pacing (speeding up and slowing down) and pausing to add drama. This type of Art is a great way to inspire individuals in an audience about different topics. Topics can include current events, social issues, religion, and much more!

1,500 Year Old Adida’s Sneakers on this Mummy in Mongolia?!

Recently in the news a mummy was found in Mongolia with some sneakers that look a lot like the popular brand of sneakers, Adidas!

Take a look here: http://www.sciencealert.com/people-are-saying-these-1-500-year-old-adidas-sneakers-are-proof-of-time-travel What do you think?

This Mongolian mummy was unearthed by archaeologists in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. She was incredibly well preserved and she was also surrounded by a plethora of belongings. Some of these belongings included 1 horse, four cotton coats, an embroidered saddle and bridle, a clay vase, wooden bowl, trough, iron kettle, pillows, a sheep’s head, and a felt travel bag. Some of the items had intricate details on them. Perhaps that is why the shoes remind us all about the Adida’s design!

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Strangely in Sync










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The pendulum clock was invented in 1665 by Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens. From its invention in 1656 until the 1930s, the pendulum clock was the world’s most precise timekeeper. The clock uses a swinging weight that swings back and forth in a precise time interval. 

Huygens noticed something odd when he was watching two of his pendulum clocks hung next to each other on the wall. No matter how the pendulums started, they ended up swinging in exactly the opposite direction from each other within about a half-hour. Huygens suggested that the synchronous behavior of the clocks he observed might be caused by “the imperceptible vibrations of the beam on which they are hanging.”Researchers have found that the support connecting the clocks serves as a kind of communication channel between the clocks, which they use to exchange energy. 

 “There still are hidden secrets to be revealed, and consequently, further studies of this system are necessary in order to unveil more details about the complex yet intriguing synchronization phenomenon”


For the full article please visit: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/strangely-sync-scientists-solve-350-old-pendulum-clock-134342284.html

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas – Youth Staff Training on

Daniel Shaw, CEO of High Touch High Tech, with the Youth Staff on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

Recently, Daniel Shaw, CEO of High Touch High Tech was aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas to do some hands-on training with the Adventure Ocean® Youth Staff.

With Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean® youth programs, not only will your children’s time on board be fun, it will be educational too! Aquanauts (ages 3-5 years) will have fun conducting cool experiments and becoming Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists. The Explorers program (ages 6-8 years) is packed with exciting activities from themed parties to making gummy candies. The Voyagers (ages 9-11 years) will explore a range of activities that puts the “cool” back into learning.

For more information regarding the science programs aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, please visit: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/contentSiteletSub.do?pagename=family_kids&pagenameMain=main_family&discriminators=2