Archive for June, 2016



Fireworks and their Colors

Every year millions of people gather to view fireworks on the 4th of July. But how exactly do fireworks emit their colors and pops? Let’s find out below! There are 2 types of fireworks, the first is called a sparkler and the other is known as a firecracker. Most fireworks that are sold in the [...]

2016-2017 Educational Grants

This is the Updated Grant List for the 2016-2017 School Year! Start the 2016-2017 school year off with excitement! There’s no better way to get students out of the “summer slump” and back on track than with High Touch High Tech! Looking for ways to fund your next High Touch High Tech workshop? Whether your [...]

Summer Solstice 2016 and the Strawberry Moon!

  The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, a day falling around late June when there are approximately 17 hours of day light. But 2016 is a special year, because the solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. What is the Strawberry Moon? The Strawberry Moon is a full moon. Despite the name, the moon [...]

The cool science of hot peppers!

  Chili peppers do much more than spice up food and burn people’s mouths. Scientists have discovered many uses for the chemical that gives these veggies their zing. Capsaicin (Kap-SAY-ih-sin), it’s the chemical that gives these peppers their spiciness. In small doses, capsaicin can relieve pain, help with weight loss and possibly affect microbes in the gut [...]

Introducing Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, New Peacock Spiders!

Introducing Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus, New Peacock Spiders! Who exactly are Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus? Skeletorus (Maratus sceletus), one of the newly named species of Peacock Spider, got its name from the white markings on the males’ dark limbs, which give them the look of a skeleton. (T0 see what Skeletorus looks like Click Here) Sparklemuffin was the pet [...]